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Russia 2018 takes centre stage at FIFA Football Conference in London

France are champions of the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup. (Photo by FIFA)
ZURICH, September 19, 2018 - Coaches and technical directors from nearly 200 member associations and all six confederations, are set to take part in the FIFA Football Conference in London on Sunday, 23 September.

The event, which will be opened by FIFA President Gianni Infantino and moderated by FIFA Legends Alex Scott and Clarence Seedorf, will comprise an introductory session in which FIFA’s Technical Study Group (TSG) will present a technical and tactical assessment including key statistics of the 2018 FIFA World Cup™, followed by a tribute to winners France, with the participation of national team coach Didier Deschamps. The afternoon sessions will include discussions on coaching matters, lessons learnt from Russia 2018 and the use of video assistant referee (VARs), among others.

“We are delighted by the enormous interest shown by the member associations and confederations. For us, this interest is essential to trigger a dialogue between those coaches and technical experts who gained valuable experience in Russia and those whose teams didn’t qualify in order to maximise the benefits of the FIFA World Cup and advance technical development at all levels of the football structure,” says FIFA’s Deputy Secretary General (Football), Zvonimir Boban.

For the first time, FIFA has invited the coaches and technical experts of all member associations to gather at a single post-FIFA World Cup football conference, which will be the largest gathering of technical specialists ever organised by world football’s governing body.

The morning sessions of the conference, which are due to start at 09:00 (local time), will be streamed live on FIFA’s YouTube channel.


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