PNG to feature in FIFA U20 WWC report

The Papua New Guinea U20 women’s soccer team will, for the first time, feature in the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup Report.

Technical reports are published after each and every FIFA competition in order to analyse how the game is progressing.

The report is being compiled by a six-member Technical Study Group (TSG), headed by FIFA coach Vera Pauw, and drawn up by the technical development department of football's world governing body.

It contains a match-by-match analysis, detailed statistics as well as an appraisal of each team's performance.

Along with that, a DVD is produced containing the highlights of the tournament, including all the goals.

The video has an educational part for all the coaches to use to teach their players, or for instructors to teach new coaches.

Pauw said FIFA aims to develop the game from the youth to senior level and the report provides helpful information for coaches to work from.

Pauw was among a diverse range of FIFA speakers at a recent workshop for local female sports journalists, hosted by the Women in News and Sport (WINS) program in Port Moresby.

WINS hosted the workshop in conjunction with the recent FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup 2016.

Pauw explained that the TSG observes and analyses all the games during and after each match, with clips and videos to get the details on paper to see the developments related to previous tournaments.

They identify the trends by examining each team’s tactical strategy.

They then compile the report with all the statistics and feature on key players and overall team performances, which coaches and teams get to use.

“We want to inspire those who are responsible for coaching and education and educating the future coaches and players from all over the world, that is the key objective behind the TSG.”

The electronic copy of the report can be found on the website in the relevant section of the tournament.

Quintina Naime