Technical Study Group at the U-17 World Championship
As for any of their competitions, FIFA has delegated an international group of technical experts to analyse the ongoing U-17 World Championship in New Zealand.
The task of the group is to do a statistical analysis of all matches, produce a technical report as well as a videotape of the tournament.
The statistics of all the 32 matches feature for example, how (wide shot, shot in the box, penalties, by left foot, right foot, etc.), when (first third in a half time, second or third part) and by whom (defender, midfielder, striker) the goals were scored. All these data will be compared to the previous U-17 World Championship in 1997 in Egypt.
In addition to this statistical aspect, the group’s technical report has additional information on the team preparation, analysis of their playing systems and tactics as well as training. This report, illustrated with coloured pictures, will be published by FIFA in its four official languages - English, Spanish, French and German.
The videotape to be produced is for match and training analysis.
The FIFA Technical Study Group at the four venues in New Zealand, co-ordinated by Glenn Turner, comprises the following experts:
In Auckland: Lim Kim CHON (Malaysia), Ass. Technical Director of the Asian Football Confederation
In Napier: Oswaldo RAMIREZ (Peru), member of the FIFA Technical Committee
In Christchurch: Charles GYAMFI (Ghana), FIFA Instructor, Technical Director of Ghana Football Association
In Dunedin: Glenn TURNER (New Zealand), Technical Director of Soccer New Zealand