AFC kicks off National Coaches Conference with focus on learning from January’s Asian Cup

May 8 – The Asian Football Confederation kicked off its 3rd AFC National Coaches Conference kicked off on Tuesday in Kuala Lumpur. 

The three-day conference, themed ‘AFC Asian Cup 2023 – The National Coaches’ Perspective’, aims to provide national team coaches and technical staff the opportunity to reflect on the learnings from the 2023 Asian Cup.

AFC technical director Andy Roxburgh said: “In recent years, Asian football has experienced significant growth. Following the record performances at the FIFA World Cup in 2022, Asian teams continued to put on some impressive displays at the AFC Asian Cup earlier this year.

“From debutants Tajikistan’s remarkable Quarter-final finish to Jordan’s maiden appearance in the Final, several of our teams rewrote history, enriching the legacy of the AFC Asian Cup in the process.”
Attending the conference will be a number of national team coaches, including Australia’s Graham Arnold and Japan’s Hajime Moriyasu.

Key topics will include the leadership role of the national coach, with FIFA Football Performance Analyst Harry Lowe providing benchmark analysis from the rest of the world,

“Our pursuit towards excellence is an ongoing process. As we all know, the AFC remains committed in its Vision to ensure the success of our national teams on the biggest stages in world football,” said Roxburgh.

“This conference, for national coaches and their technical directors will examine lessons from the AFC Asian Cup™ and look ahead to the expanded FIFA World Cup in 2026.”

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