The Italian football association (FIGC) has reached out to the Qatar Football Association (QFA) and ASPIRE Academy with an aim to exchange expertise in the performance and research department.
The move is part of FIGC’s plans to open four new supporting departments and appoint leading partners from across the world in the fields of performance, scouting, medical and analytics. It is initiated by FIGC President Carlo Tavecchio with the goal of elevating Italy’s competitiveness in the world arena to new heights.
“The inclusion of the QFA and Aspire in the select pool is a strong indication of the developments that’ve been made by Qatar in recent years,” the academy said in a statement.
The partnership will see Valter Di Salvo, the Director of Football Performance and Science at QFA and Aspire, lead the design and implementation of Italy’s national football body performance programmes.