14 September 2019 – Over 100 member associations have already confirmed their attendance at FIFA’s first-ever Football Conference to analyse the FIFA Women’s World Cup that will take place on 22 September 2019 at Palazzo Del Ghiaccio in Milan.
The list is headed by FIFA Women’s World Cup-winning coach Jill Ellis, who will present her view on the USA’s road to glory during the “Tribute to the World Champions”.
“France 2019 was such a wonderful, global celebration of women’s football; holding a post-Women’s World Cup conference is an excellent way to summarise and capture the development and sheer growth of our sport,” said Jill Ellis.
“It will be a privilege to share and discuss with my colleagues some of my experiences from that journey through the tournament.”
FIFA Women’s World Cup finalist coach Sarina Wiegman, 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, Australia’s Ante Milicic, Canada’s Kenneth Heiner-Møller, China’s Jia Xiuquan, Japan’s Asako Takakura, Spain’s Jorge Vilda, Cameroon’s Alain Djeumfa, Argentina’s Carlos Borrello, Brazil’s newly appointed manager Pia Sundhage as well as women’s football experts from all six confederations, among many others, are expected to attend.
The programme of the conference comprises an analysis of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 from a technical, tactical and physical point of view, discussions on the main footballing trends in comparison to previous editions of the tournament, the presentation of the FIFA Technical Study Group report, and podium discussions with coaches from the six confederations.
“The very positive response from our member associations confirms the great interest in the development of women’s football from a technical perspective. France 2019 set a new benchmark in women’s football and will serve as an inspiration across our member associations,” commented Branimir Ujević, FIFA’s Head of Coaching & Player Development and the Project Lead for the Technical Study Group in France.