Sun City to host World Cup coaches’ workshop

2010-02-10 13:49

SOME of the top coaches in the world will descend on Sun City for

the World Cup Pre-tournament Workshop later this month. The three-day event will

run from February 22-24.

Bafana Bafana coach Carlos Parreira is amongst a list of the 20

coaches from 32 participating countries who have already confirmed their


Other coaches include World Cup winning and Italy coach Marcello

Lippi, Confederations Cup winning coach Carlos Dunga of Brazil and England’s

Fabio Capello.

After sacking their coach last week, it is still not clear who will

represent Nigeria’s Super Eagles as they are still searching for Shuaibu Amodu’s


According to Fifa, the workshop will be the largest and most

important session in the run-up to the 2010 finals as it will provide a detailed

introduction and insight for the 32 teams on every aspect of the tournament


The Team Workshop is a crucial meeting for the head coaches, team

managers and general secretaries, and is a mandatory appointment for the

official and technical specialists, including media officers, security managers

and team doctors.

Prior to the Team Workshop, the team doctors will attend the 3rd

International Football Medicine Conference taking also place at Sun City from

February 19-21.

The pre-tournament get-together, now a regular fixture in the

calendar leading up to the World Cup, was introduced by former German Football

association President Hermann Neuberger in his role as chairman of the Fifa

Organising Committee ahead of the Mexico 1986 finals.

Confirmed coaches to attend:

Rabah Saadane (Algeria)
Pim Verbeek (Australia)
Dunga (Brazil)
Paul le Guen (Cameroon)
Vahid Halilhodzic (Ivory Coast)
Morten Olsen

Capello (England)
Raymond Domenech (France)
Joachim Löw (Germany)
Milovan Rajevac (Ghana)
Lippi (Italy)
Bert van Marwijk (Netherlands)

Herbert (New Zealand)
Carlos Queiroz (Portugal)

Radomir Antic (Serbia)
Matjaz Kek (Slovenia)
Carlos Alberto

Parreira (South Africa)
Vicente del Bosque (Spain)
Ottmar Hitzfeld

Oscar Tabarez (Uruguay).


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