5/31/2018 9:17:00 PM (GMT+3)

Parreira to head FIFA Technical Study Group in Russia

Parreira to head FIFA Technical Study Group in Russia

MUMBAI: Football greats Carlos Alberto Parreira, Emmanuel Amunike, Bora Milutinovic, Alessandro Nesta, Andy Roxburgh and Marco van Basten will join FIFA’s Technical Study Group (TSG) to provide technical and tactical insights into the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

The group will be headed by Parreira, a FIFA World Cup-winning coach, who, along with Milutinovic, holds the record for coaching the highest number of different teams (five) at FIFA’s showpiece event.

“I’m expecting to see football where teams play as teams and defend with as many players as possible, pressing and then breaking forward at speed. Very compact teams, with lots of players behind the ball, closing down space and playing at pace on the attack,” Parreira told fifa.com.

The TSG will be responsible for deciding on the following awards like golden, silver and bronze boots for the leading goalscorers, best player, goalkeeper, young player and FIFA Play Award.

Besides, the technical team will produce a comprehensive report including detailed statistics, which will be distributed among FIFA's member associations.