Signed a youth development MOU with Sporting CP in Portugal

The Korea Football Association has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Portuguese club Sporting CP on a youth development system.

The KFA has been in talks with Sporting since the club’s youth director visited Korea in 2022, and the MOU was finalized in February this year.

The MOU focuses on youth programs and coaching exchanges. It is for a period of three years from the date of 바카라사이트 signing.

Sporting CP, based in Portugal’s capital city of Lisbon, is a long-established club with a total of 19 championships in the Portuguese Primeira Liga. The team has advanced youth development facilities and systems, and many of Portugal’s top players, including Luiz Figo, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Nani, have come through Sporting’s youth system.

In terms of youth development, the KFA will be able to organize age-group national team training camps in Lisbon and friendly matches with Sporting’s youth teams during the MOU. Conversely, Sporting will be able to send scouts or coaches to observe Korean youth players in the KFA’s Golden Age program.

There will also be a coach exchange program. The KFA may send a full-time coach to Sporting during the term of the MOU. Sporting coaches or instructors will be invited to participate in the KFA’s coach education courses or conferences.

Sporting’s Academy Director Paulo Gomez and Technical Director Jueng Kutu participated in the KFA Technical Director Course 2024 in Goyang on March 19-21 as instructors. The course was attended by 34 current technical directors and coaches from the KFA, including FC Seoul’s head of power enhancement Kim Jin-kyu and Gimpo FC‘s head coach Choi Jung-woon.

In addition, the two sides will continue to exchange youth programs and coaches.

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