For the last 51 years, starting with the 1966 FIFA World Cup England™, the FIFA Technical Study Group (TSG) has monitored matches at international tournaments and identified the latest footballing trends. Naturally, this will also be the case at the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017.
The TSG comprises experts with extensive past experience at the highest level of international football, generally as national coaches or players. Their role is by no means confined to observing individual matches and training sessions at a tournament, as they also consult coaches to discuss certain aspects of team preparation and training, for example, and to ascertain each team’s expectations of the tournament at hand.
The information TSG members gather is then evaluated in a series of in-depth discussions involving a wide-ranging exchange of views. Later, this is summarised in the official tactical and technical analysis of the tournament.
The analysis and the information gained is collated into a report for distribution to FIFA member associations as a tool for education and training. Video material to illustrate the report and provide practical assistance for the practice ground is supplied on DVD. The materials are intended to support, encourage and inspire daily training, specifically aiming at raising the general level of play and promoting player development.
FIFA Technical Study Group at the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017:
Sami Al Jaber (Saudi Arabia)
Branimir Ujevic (Croatia)