Thursday, June 07, 2007

Paraguay coaches run training program for Taiwan

Four Paraguayan football coaches, Gustavo Alcibiades Blaires Ucedo, Ramon Duarte, Julio Vera Torres and Guido Armoa, have started a 10-day training program in Taiwan's eastern county of Taitung to develop more professional grassroots coaches. The coaching clinic is the result of collaboration between the Embassy of the Republic of Paraguay and the Ministry of Education and National College of Physical Education and Sports of the Republic of China (Taiwan's official name). Paraguay is currently 25th in the FIFA global ranking while Taiwan sits at 167th. The South American country boasts seven World Cup appearances and has advanced to the final sixteen on three occasions. According to a MOE statistics, there are more than 600 football teams of all levels in Taiwan although more than 500 of them are primary school teams.

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