Zurich, 4 May 2023 - The FIFA announced today that Doha will host the Coaches Forum which will be held on May 8-9, 2023.
A statement on its website said: "The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 is due to take center stage in Doha again on 8 and 9 May 2023 in the Coaches Forum, to which the head coaches and technical directors of the 32 participating member associations have been invited. The aim of the forum is to exchange technical insights, views and knowledge of Qatar 2022, while also providing a platform to engage in discussions around world football's flagship event.
"Qatar 2022 was an exceptional tournament on the pitch from both the technical and tactical points of view. This post-FIFA World Cup 2022 forum will allow us to perform a collaborative review of the competition by sharing the findings of FIFA's technical analysis," said FIFA Chief of Global Football Development, Arsene Wenger.
"We want to combine this with input from the coaches of the participating member associations as a sounding board for the future of the game. We will also share and exchange key insights into refereeing and competition aspects," added Wenger.
The Coaches Forum will also feature a session in which the FIFA Technical Study Group will present its technical and tactical assessment of the World Cup, including key statistics and data.
Wenger said: "By organising this forum and providing key content via the FIFA Training Centre, we ensure a sound knowledge transfer, which is very much in line with FIFA's objective of making the most out of the World Cup in educational terms for the benefit of technicians in our member associations." FIFA World Cup-winning coach Lionel Scaloni will be interviewed on stage to share his thoughts on, and evaluation of, the tournament with all the coaches and technical directors. "I am excited to go, because this is an excellent opportunity to share technical feedback with each other from a coach's point of view. Many of us have identified key football topics during the tournament. Sharing these insights and knowledge will help us all moving forward. I am looking forward to hearing the input of all my colleagues and the FIFA Technical Study Group. Each coach has their own unique perspective", said Scaloni.