Grainger part of FIFA World Cup Technical Study Group

Gemma Grainger will be travelling out to Australia and New Zealand this week to be a part of FIFA’s Technical Study Group (TSG) for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

The Technical Study Group will be led by Jill Ellis, who twice guided the USA to FIFA Women’s World Cup glory. The TSG will provide cutting-edge analysis of all 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup matches, while increasing and developing understanding of the game across the world. The 12-strong team features members from all six confederations.

FIFA’s TSG will carry out technical, tactical and physical analysis during the competition, with the findings to be published on the FIFA Training Centre and other FIFA platforms. Besides analysing the on-field action, the TSG will study trends and benchmarks for the future of the women’s game and their impact on coach education and talent development. A multi-page report containing match statistics relating to the in- and out-of-possession phases on both team and individual levels will be supplied after every game.

The FIFA TSG will also be responsible for selecting the players for the FIFA awards, which include the adidas Golden, Silver and Bronze Ball prizes; the adidas Golden, Silver and Bronze Boot awards; the adidas Golden Glove; the FIFA Young Player Award; and the FIFA Fair Play Trophy.

The tournament will also be an opportunity for Grainger to watch some of Cymru’s opponents ahead of the UEFA Nations League tournament which gets underway in September. Cymru are in League A and have been drawn alongside Denmark and Germany, who will both be competing at the World Cup, and Iceland. Tickets are now on sale for the first home match against Denmark on Tuesday 26 September at the Cardiff City Stadium.

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