Another youth tournament and another batch of promising players set to make it to the big time. From the 480 young stars who journeyed to the United Arab Emirates for the FIFA World Youth Championship 2003, FIFA’s Technical Study Group (TSG) has chosen the All-Star Team and squad of 20.

FIFA ALL STAR TEAM

GOALKEEPERS:
CRONIN Steve (USA, 1)
EKRAMY Sherif (EGY, 1)

DEFENDERS:
ALCIDES (BRA, 3)
DANIEL (BRA, 2)
FERNANDEZ Leandro (ARG, 6)
HUTCHINSON Atiba(CAN, 13)

MIDFIELDERS:
CARLOS ALBERTO (BRA, 5)
CONVEY Bobby (USA, 10)
DUDU (BRA, 8)
GABI (ESP, 16)
INIESTA (ESP, 8)

ATTACKERS:
DANIEL CARVALHO (BRA, 7)
KLEBER (BRA, 13)
MATAR Ismail (UAE, 10)
MONTANO Victor (COL, 11)
SERGIO GARCIA (ESP, 9)

In addition, the Technical Study Group mentioned another four players who would be added to a theoretical squad of 20:

ABDULLA AHMAD (UAE, 2)
FERREYRA Osmar (ARG, 3)
HUME Iain (CAN, 9)
SAKATA Daisuke (JPN, 10)

What is the TSG?:

When does a deflected shot become an own goal? At what point does a good pass become an assist? What are the objective facts that lead to the nomination of a "Man of the Match" at a FIFA World Cup™ match? Such questions are meat and drink to the TSG, or Technical Study Group, a prestigious phalanx of some of soccer's top technicians. Their mission: to dissect the most effective tactical plans and latest advances in the game in order to transmit them to the world.
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Members of the TSG in the UAE:

Abu Dhabi: Gabriel Calderon (ARG), Jean-Paul Brigger (FIFA), JurgNepfer (FIFA)
Dubaï: Chief A.O. Onigbinde (NGA), Kalil Al-Zayyani (KSA)
Al Ain: Horst Kriete (GER)
Sharjah: Alvin Corneal (TRI)