Wednesday, November 30, 2005

FIFA furthers football development around Asia

During December, the FIFA Development Division will be conducting a number of projects in Asia, including a trip to Indonesia to remember the victims of the Tsunami disaster on year on:

Between 5-16 December the FUTURO III Coaching Instructors' Course will be conducted in India. Participants (all Asian Football Confederation "A" License holders) from India, China, Japan, Vietnam, Singapore, Korea Republic and Sri Lanka will benefit from the experience and teaching abilities of Swiss coach Jean-Marie Conz (U-17 national coach in Saudi Arabia since 2000) and Rodrigo Kenton (coach of the Olympic Team of Costa Rica in Athens 2004).

On 22 December, the president of the AFC, Mohamad Bin Hammam, will inaugurate the second GOAL project for Jordan. FIFA president Joseph S. Blatter inaugurated the first project, the FA headquarters in 2001. This next stage, the inauguration of the Jordan Football Association training centre, will serve to continue the development of football in the country.

On 26 December, the Indonesian Football Association (PSSI) will organise several football activities in Aceh to remember the victims of the Tsunami disaster. These activities include a youth tournament and distribution of 'Football For Hope' boots for schools and clubs.

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