Van Basten will get as a member of study group prominent role at world CHAMPIONSHIPS

Marco van Basten will get a prominent role during the world cup. The former topspits, with FIFA responsible for technological developments, together with five other prominent figures in the so-called technical study group.

The company not only makes a tactical analysis of the tournament, but also selects the winners of the individual awards such as the Golden Ball for the best player and the awards for best goalkeeper and most promising talent.

The study group is under the direction of Carlos Alberto Parreira, the 75-year-old Brazilian who his country in 1994 for the world championship title led. Parreira was as a coach, with five different countries present at the world cup.

“I expect a tournament with teams that are very compact play and the spaces small, with many players behind the ball,” said the Brazilian.

The group consists of Emmanuel Amunike, Bora Milutinovic, Alessandro Nesta and Andy Roxburgh. Four years ago, the Golden Ball to Lionel Messi, Arjen Robben received the bronze copy.


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