Media Release

Fédération Internationale de Football Association

FIFA Strasse 20, P.O Box 8044 Zurich, Switzerland, +41 (0) 43 222 7777

Friday 20 September 2019, 09:30

FIFA Football Conference on France 2019 live on and FIFA YouTube channel

Coaches and technical directors from over 150 member associations are expected to attend the first-ever conference aimed at analysing the FIFA Women’s World Cup™, which will take place in Milan on 22 September 2019 as of 09:00.

The event will be opened by FIFA President Gianni Infantino and streamed live on and the FIFA YouTube channel.

Besides a technical and tactical analysis of the action on the pitch at the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019™ and the presentation of FIFA’s Technical Study Group report, the conference will also contain a tribute to FIFA Women's World Cup champions the USA with the participation of the tournament's winning coach Jill Ellis, which is scheduled for 11:30. The afternoon sessions will commence at 14:00 and include podium discussions on the pathway to success with Netherlands coach Sarina Wiegman, on refereeing with the chairman of FIFA’s Referees Committee, Pierluigi Collina, on goalkeeping and on performance analysis, as well as a conference review with Brazil’s national team coach Pia Sundhage.

Also expected to attend are a host of other coaches from this year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup, including Sweden’s Peter Gerhardsson, England’s Phil Neville, France’s Corinne Diacre, Italy’s Milena Bertolini, Germany’s Martina Voss-Tecklenburg, Norway’s Martin Sjögren, Scotland’s Shelley Kerr, Australia’s Ante Milicic, Canada’s Kenneth Heiner-Møller, China PR’s Jia Xiuquan, Japan’s Asako Takakura, Spain’s Jorge Vilda, Cameroon’s Alain Djeumfa, South Africa’s Desiree Ellis, New Zealand’s Tom Sermanni and Argentina’s Carlos Borrello, along with women’s football experts from all six confederations, among many others.