FIFA global report: Give every talent a chance

  • FIFA publishes year-long study on the global talent development ecosystem
  • Talented young footballers need to be given every possible chance to shine
  • Data-driven project headed by FIFA’s Chief of Global Football Development Arsène Wenger
  • A ground-breaking study by FIFA has delivered the message that every talented player deserves a chance to be identified and developed.

    The 14-month-long project, launched in Doha in January 2020 by FIFA’s Technical Development team, analysed youth football and talent development practices and structures around the world. The data gathered during that time has now been compiled into a global report on the state and direction of talent development, as well as a dedicated country report for each of the 205 FIFA member associations (MAs) that took part.

    The report has found that a great number of talented players go undiscovered due to a number of factors, including the lack of planning, quality of education, infrastructure & financial resources to train youngsters.

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