HOW CAN AN AUSTRALIAN PLAYER BREAKTHROUGH EUROPEAN FOOTBALL RANKS?
Fritz-Walter-Stadion, Kaiserslautern. The Spanish referee Luis Medina Cantalejo has whistled for the last time and Italy has just qualified for the quarter finals after a dramatic end. Totti has scored the goal but Fabio Grosso, the real hero on that sunny afternoon, is the one surrounded by the Azzurri. On the other side you can see Football’s King Midas, Guus Hiddink, cheering the Socceroos. The Dutchman, with his golden touch, has turned one of the competition’s underdogs into a very competitive team. Italy has qualified and eventually became the 2006 World Cup Winners but on that afternoon Australia was the strongest side on the pitch.
Australia has qualified the group stage alongside with Football Royalty, Brazil, leaving behind Croacia and Japan just to be defeated by Italy on stoppage time. Nevertheless, all football pundits were amazed with the Socceroos performance. The Australian squad was filled with talented players such as Harry Kewell (UEFA Champions League Winner), Mark Schwarzer (English Premier a League Winner) Mark Viduka, Tim Cahill and Lucas Neill among many others who have played at the highest level.
The Socceroos campaign has increased the market value of Australian players and they were now under the spotlights. The football elite was finally looking at Oceania. The 2006 generation has confirmed that the first exodus of Australian quality players back in the late 20th century was not a coincidence but the result of a thorough strategy. Or at least that’s what everyone thought. While you can still find some good quality players in the current Socceroos Squad the overall quality pales in comparison with the 2006 generation. While the 2006 squad had 9 players competing at English Premier League level the current squad only has Matt Ryan, Brighton Albion’s Goalkeeper, and Aaron Mooy, Brighton Albion’s Centre Midfielder, competing week in week out.
There is Rogic (Celtic FC) Trent Sainsburry (recently released by PSV Eindhoven) and Mathew Leckie but they haven’t reached the level that was expected yet. Additionally, according to TransferMarket, the current Socceroos Squad has a market value of roughly 52 million euros. If this team would compete in La Liga they would be the second less valuable squad , beated just by Granada CF Squad appraised in 45 million euros. At a National team Level, the Socceroos have a more valuable squad when comparing with Iran, Japan and Korea but are a world away from Portugal, the current UEFA Euro Cup and UEFA Nations Cup champion (640 million euros) and France, the 2018 World Cup Winner has a squad with a current value of 1,15 billion Euros. These data show that despite all the native talent that has been previously showcased at the highest level Australia is yet to find the best solution to nurture their Youth Talent and to provide them with the pathways to professional elite football.
Soccer Interaction is focused in helping young players developing their football skills and that requires a thorough understanding of the different idiosyncrasies of each country. As many Soccer Interaction Academy alumni and Soccer Interaction Academy graduates are Australian Football Players we feel that is not only required but necessary to understand the Australian Football Environment. The Football Program and the Official Competitions that FFA has in place, the infra structures available and the qualifications of the Human Resources, among other aspects, play a role in Youth Football.
Soccer Interaction International Football Academy has been building bridges between European professional football and Australia for the last couple of years so on our latest visit we have decided to dig a little bit more and to get an update on the last news regarding Australian Youth Football. The starting point of all conversations was “How is it possible that after the 2006 World Cup success the number of Australian talented players moving and succeeding at the highest level overseas has decreased?” We have spoken with several stakeholders. Football Players, Professional Football Coaches, Parents and even one sports journalist. Dozens of different reasons where given to justify the apparent lack of success of Australian players abroad. We have highlighted those aspects that everyone seemed to agree:
- FFA Football Curriculum: Australia has a Top to Bottom philosophy and wants all clubs to comply with it. After the 2006 success FFA has hired a Technical Director, Han Berger, who has implemented a program setting standards and ensuring that the coach education program was delivering the same message to coaches throughout Australia. To provide a common framework seemed to be a good initial strategy but it has, apparently, fallen short to the expectations. The lack of diversity presents an obstacle to players development and the tactical framework that has been implemented is perceived as being too rigid and, therefore, castrating. Soccer Interaction deliver several coaching programs and we are often inquired on the meaning of principles of play. The understanding of this concept is paramount and coaches should never look at a principle of play as an end in itself. The problem may not be in the concept but in the implementation and that takes us to the second factor.
- Coaching: The lack of investment in youth academies affect the quality of Human Resources and reflects in poor football education. There are almost no full time coaches in Australia. Most of the coaches have a full time job during the day and coach in the evening. Sometimes they are players relatives. Obviously this passion adds value to a football process but also has an impact on planning, conducting and assessing training sessions and football matches.
- Clubs strategy: most of the football clubs in Australia look at their youth academy as a source of income. The revenue generated by the academy is usually used to invest in the first team squad. Instead of adding value to their youth academy by taking those funds and invest in technology and Human Resources most clubs rather sign a veteran player that may help the first team achieving their goals.
- Players: Some mentioned that players are not as driven as before. At Soccer Interaction International Football Academy we believe that Those who lack perseverance and commitment will struggle to be successful at the highest level. It’s important for a player to eat and breathe football. Nevertheless is the coaches responsibility to deliver good training sessions and to engage their players, by providing them with challenging game scenarios and promoting a good training environment.
- Entertainment Industry: Football is not the biggest sport in Australia. To the point that is not even called football (people in Australia refer to it as soccer). Theres a theory that says that some talented players may be lost to other sports such as Rugby, cricket or an Olympic sport such as swimming as these sports have a higher return on the investment.
What can I do to become a professional football player?
It’s impossible to point out one reason to the failure of the Australian football model. If you are an aspiring football player this shouldn’t bother you much as the only question you need to answer is “What can I do to become a professional football player?“. We believe that the answer is simple:
- Look for an environment with an ambitious style of play as this will challenge you to improve all aspects of your game, not only tactically but also technically, physically and psychologically;
- Find an experienced and knowledgeable coaching staff that can give you the right cues and motivate you to become better every day;
- Look for an organization with state of the art facilities and with access to the necessary technology to enhance your football development;
- Emerge yourself in an environment surrounded by good football players. You need to train with good players and it’s fundamental for you to play against tough opponents week in week out.
At Soccer Interaction we are committed to help youngsters in their quest to become elite football players and we have witnessed first hand the quality of the Australian football players. A proof of that is that we have just signed an Australian defender, a Soccer Interaction academy graduate, to our a team competing in the Spanish Third Division and we are sure that we will meet our expectations.
How to become a professional footballer while studying
Every player dedicates a lot of time, effort and resources on their way to success. We can distinguish high level sport players, high performance sport players and high dedication sport players. Differences between them depend on the amount and level of successes they are able to achieve. However, generally speaking we use the term high performance player for all those who spend many hours, special attention and care to their physical, technical, tactical, psychological and nutritional training.
High performance players usually start building their careers during their adolescence, which makes them to combine long hours of training and other aged-related academic activities. Generally speaking, it is incompatible to combine hard and long trainings with a regular school live without help from their clubs or academic centres.
Finding a balance between trainings and studies demands an extra effort for every high performance player. In order to overcome this challenge, clubs and academic centres must be sensitive to their needs and allow adjust the formative process to the players/students particular conditions.
Without this aid, most of them would face a certain academic failure, which in turn would determine the future professional development significantly. As any other teenager, the academic education of the high performance football player becomes an essential part of their integral education, therefore increasing their future professional opportunities.
For that reason it is important to adapt the academic life to the sporting life (and vice versa) as much as possible. Thus, coordination between clubs and academic centres is mandatory in order to be successful. This means to adopt measures like adapting the school time to the trainings, having flexibility of exams dates (in order to avoid overlapping exams with competitions), monitoring effectively academic progression and giving them pedagogical assistance.
Finding a balance between trainings and studies is a challenge itself for any sport player, and also for the organisation hosting them. In a residence with players from different nationalities and different backgrounds, the challenge is even greater due to the amount of different aspects to consider. Nevertheless, there are different models that make this coordination possible.
In Soccer InterAction (SIA), there is a pedagogic department where we assist our players in every matter they might need regarding studies. Thus, academic and football formation harmony is allowed.
Many of our football players follow the British curriculum in a centre where, among other benefits, the school timetable is adapted to the trainings, Hence, the school operates as a proper integrated centre. At the same time, SIA makes other resources, teaching staff and facilities available to the football players for their convenience. It allows an individual following up and ensures a regular academic development.
The British School Metodology
The British School educational project is based on the British Curriculum, one of the most prestigious and advanced educational systems in the world. The system was developed by Britain’s Department of Education, and has the following features:
Complete language immersion from Pre-Nursery to Year 13 (0 to 18 years of age).
Personalised individual learning , with ongoing tracking and curricular differentiation in line with each pupil’s individual needs.
A comprehensive education featuring both curricular and extracurricular contents intended to help pupils develop their artistic and sports skills: judo, ballet, tennis, violin, etc.
Teaching values that are reflected in pupil´s behaviour and attitude.
Ongoing communication with parents regarding all aspects relevant to their child’s education.
Another benefit of this model, apart from the conciliation of studies and training schedules, is the possibility of following the British curriculum, which has many advantages itself such as, a multicultural education, a fully and real English language immersion, a personalised teaching, small groups to boost participation and confidence, a practical, creative and interactive methodology, and it is a prestigious educational system which is recognised worldwide including universities of USA, Canada, etc.
How to get a soccer scholarship for USA?
Other players who have finished secondary school may have different goals, from getting a scholarship in an American University to get access to universities for formal training.
In order to achieve it, SIA has facilities such as computer room with Internet connexion, digital boards and other (already mentioned) resources available for players. Also, we monitor players individually to make sure they overcome difficulties such as, following course content, ability to follow lessons/tuitions taught in countries with different time zones, overcoming distant learning students’ loneliness, etc. All these sources combined give our organisation an added value to our players that they appreciate.
As said, in a high performance footballer’s residence people from a number of countries live together. To provide a harmonious cohabitation it is compulsory to find a common language for an effective communication. English and Spanish are those languages our players use among themselves in SIA. For that reason we teach and strengthen these languages so that we minimise possible effects that language barrier might cause.
Presentamos los cuerpos técnicos de las Selecciones Valencianas en The High Performance Center
Todos los organismos técnicos de las selecciones nacionales valencianas de la FFCV para la temporada 2019/2020 se presentan este fin de semana en Enguera (Valencia).
El complejo deportivo Soccer Interaction es el lugar elegido para la presentación de los responsables de los equipos regionales de fútbol, fútbol sala y fútbol playa.
¿Cuáles son los equipos de fútbol de la Comunidad Valenciana?
Los equipos de fútbol de la Comunidad Valenciana son las selecciones de jugadores de fútbol y fútbol sala representativos de la Comunidad Valenciana en España. Están organizados por la Federación de Fútbol de la Comunidad Valenciana.
¿Qué funciones tiene la Federación en los equipos de fútbol?
La Federación de Fútbol de la Comunidad Valenciana, en adelante FFCV, es una entidad de derecho privado, con personalidad jurídica propia, sin ánimo de lucro y plena capacidad de actuación, cuyo objetivo prioritario es la promoción, protección, organización y control del fútbol en sus modalidades. y especialidades que ha incorporado, dentro del ámbito territorial de la Comunidad Valenciana.
Entre otras funciones, tiene que representar a la Comunidad Valenciana en las actividades y competiciones deportivas oficiales de su actividad principal y especialidades o modalidades reconocidas, en los ámbitos autónomo, estatal y, en su caso, internacional.
Designa a los atletas de su actividad principal y especialidades o modalidades deportivas que deben integrar los equipos regionales. Para esto, tanto los jugadores como los clubes y otras personas y entidades federadas deben ponerse a disposición de la Federación cuando sea necesario.
Pero también organizan las concentraciones y cursos de entrenamiento para sus diferentes sectores deportivos, para su mayor nivel y proyección. Le preocupa entrenar a sus selectores.
#SomValenciana será el lema que engloba todas las actividades de los diferentes equipos valencianos durante la campaña 19/20.
Durante el viernes por la tarde y el sábado, se desarrollará una serie de presentaciones internas sobre tecnología, metodología, tácticas, gestión, logística, comunicación, asesoramiento legal y asistencia médica.
Bajo el título «Así juega Valenciana», el presidente del Comité Técnico de Entrenadores de la FFCV, David Gutiérrez ‘Guti’, presentará la metodología y las tácticas que pretende aplicar a todos los equipos.
Esta convivencia en Enguera terminará el sábado por la tarde con una charla sobre gestión de equipos y coherencia grupal, a cargo de “Sports Minds”.
La Federación de Fútbol de la Comunidad Valenciana que pertenece a la Federación de Fútbol Española se reunió en una jornada de convivencia en Enguera con el cuerpo técnico de las Selecciones Valencianas de la temporada 2019/2020.
Los selectores y selectores de las diferentes disciplinas – fútbol, fútbol sala y fútbol playa – fueron presentados en sociedad en este evento.
El día se desarrolló a partir del viernes por la tarde y durante todo el día el sábado, con charlas de capacitación como hilo conductor. El objetivo principal es unificar la línea estratégica que deben seguir todos los selectores, establecer criterios operativos y mejorar sus habilidades profesionales. Este año como novedad queremos trabajar especialmente el tema de los valores (Orgull, Germanor y Respecte) pertenecientes a los equipos valencianos. La creación de redes, el intercambio de ideas y la convivencia se facilitan en este tipo de congreso. Otro tipo de entrenamiento que se recibe es el uso de nuevas tecnologías aplicadas al fútbol, como el curso de análisis de video a través de programas como Longo Match
Nieves Vila, director del Área de Capacitación de la FFCV, abrió la serie de presentaciones exponiendo los valores que definirán el trabajo de la entidad: orgull, respecte y germanor.
David Gutiérrez ‘Guti’, presidente del Comité Técnico de Entrenadores de la FFCV y coordinador de fútbol, centró su presentación en la metodología y las tácticas que pretende aplicar a los equipos nacionales valencianos.
«Así juega la Valenciana» fue el título de la conferencia de Guti en la que destacó el estilo de juego que pretende capturar en todas las selecciones.
«Somos el equipo de todos y eso tiene que representarnos. Queremos ser protagonistas, nuestro modelo de juego está diseñado en base a la pelota ”, dijo Guti a los selectores.
#SomValenciana es la marca que abarcará todas las actividades de los equipos nacionales valencianos. El día de la convivencia tuvo presentaciones internas sobre tecnología, metodología, tácticas, gestión, logística, comunicación, asesoramiento legal y asistencia médica. Esta convivencia en Enguera, celebrada en las instalaciones de Soccer Interaction, finalizó con una charla sobre gestión de equipos y coherencia grupal, a cargo de “Sports Minds”.
#SomValenciana 2019/2020 Entrenadores
- Copa de la UEFA: David Gutiérrez «Guti«
- U16: Javier Lafora Sub14: Aitor García
- U12: Miguel Garrido U17 Valenta: Santiago Triguero
- U15 Valenta: Andrea Esteban
- U12 Valenta: Ana Gomez
- FÚTBOL INTERIOR:
- U19 Valenta: Wonders Sansano
- U16 Valenta: Lorena Rubio
- U19: Patxi Aguilar
- U16: Javi Lozano
- Sub14: Borja Palomero
- Sub12: Borja Palomero
- U10: Patxi Aguilar, Javi Lozano
Football tournament of under-16 players in Spain
As every year, Soccer Inter-Action hosts teams of the U16 international soccer championship held in the city of Alzira. By participating in the best teams in the national league, this new edition allows us to announce the new players of the football elite that are waiting to be the next stars.
TORCAF is the most important national U16 tournament in the national sports scene held on August 30.31 and September 1 in the Valencian town of Alzira. With large teams participating in the current thirteenth edition participating clubs such as Real Madrid C.F, F.C Barcelona, Atlético de Madrid, Valencia C.F, Villarreal C.F and Levante U.D. With these great clubs, he promised a tough competition without having a clear favorite to take the trophy.
The tournament organized by the city club, Ciutat D’alzira F.C, began its journey with a strong phase of groups being inaugurated through the game between Villarreal C.F against F.C Barcelona.
Which Spanish soccer teams participate in the best U16 soccer tournament in Valencia?
Without a doubt, each confrontation was a fight of the titans without a clear favorite in which the physical and tactical capacity of the players and an adequate approach in the game would predominate. With a surprising victory of Villarreal C.F by the minimum against F.C Barcelona predicted a tournament full of surprises and with a high intensity. With this, the tournament continued with the matches of Atlético de Madrid against Levante U.D and Real Madrid C.F against Villarreal C.F with minimal victories for both teams of the Madrid community to end the day.
Continuing with the championship, the clashes between Valencia C.F against Atlético de Madrid, the classic between F.C Barcelona against Real Madrid C.F and the Levante U.D against Valencia C.F. were held the next morning. Being complicated matches for all clubs since the semifinal classification was played, a very tactical game was observed in which all the games were measured and only the success would decide who would be the clubs that would pass the round. As in the previous day, there were surprises ending the matches for a resounding victory of Valencia CF against Atlético de Madrid for 5 goals, a victory of the merengue team by the minimum against FC Barcelona for 2 goals to 1 and finally the Valencian derby taking the team “ché”. With this, he surprised the elimination of the “culé” team which had been a classic in the semifinals and the elimination of the Valencian team Levante U.D.
With this, TORCAF tournament had a difficult semifinal where there were no clear winners and where the 90 minutes of play would be used to decide which club had the possibility to score and go to the final.
The semifinals began with two derbies, the first with the Madrid derby between Real Madrid C.F against Atlético de Madrid and ending with the Valencian between Valencia C.F against Villarreal C.F. With this, both matches concluded with victories from both the merengue team and the team from the town of Villarreal.
With this, the finals will be played between Real Madrid C.F against Villarreal C.F in which one of the two will win the coveted trophy.
Real Madrid C.F, F.C Barcelona, Atlético de Madrid and Villarreal choose SIA Center
Real Madrid C.F, F.C Barcelona, Atlético de Madrid and Villarreal C.F arrived to Enguera to stay in the High performance facilities of Soccer Inter-Action during dispute of the TORCAF competition held in the town of Alzira.
These national clubs have chosen to put themselves in the hands of Soccer Inter-Action to carry out their preparatory training sessions while contesting the TORCAF championship. Playing against the best national clubs, it helps them to be ready and be prepared for all the intensive games that had in the tournament. Using the sports facilities of SIA Center, clubs have at their disposal natural grass and artificial football pitches, high performance gym. And for taking care of the players and for preventing injuries they have for their using the medical clinic center, located in the same facilities, physio rooms and jacuzzis with ice and cold water.
Also, while they are preparing their sessions for the tournament, had time to enjoy their stayment in SIA Center facilities using the different leisure rooms for they rest. Using Ping-pong and pool tables.
Noticia COTIF Soccer Inter-Action
Alcudia hosted for another year the thirty-sixth edition of COTIF, the football international tournament which is celebrated every summer and this year was between the 28 of july to the 8 of August, with the participation of important national football teams of all de world.
Additionally, this year the COTIF tournament has also had the participation of five female national teams. The participating countries are Spain, Mauritania, Equatorial Guinea, Bolivia and India
This year we had the pleasure of hosting two national teams in our spectacular facilities, the under-20 male national team of Bahrain and the female national team of India. This two teams had enjoyed our facilities during the entire tournament and the days before for acclimatizing after the long trips.
The under-20 male national team of Bahrain is in a very hard group in which he has faced Spain, Russia, Mauritania, and Argentina. In spite of the great difficulty of the group, they have entered our facilities during these two weeks to give the maximum in each match, even greatly altering their training schedules to achieve a great performance as we can see in the following images made by the press department of Soccer Inter-Action.
They began their journey in the tournament by winning the Mauritanian national team (2-0) while he lost the remaining two games against the national team of Russia (5-1) and against the national team of Spain (0-2). His last game will be on Tuesday 6 against Spain where we wish him good luck and hope his victory.
The national female team of India is with us in Soccer Inter-Action 3 weeks preparing for the championship in the best possible conditions and despite having a hard group they are doing very well. They are in the group with the Bolivia national team, Spain national team, Mauritania national team and the under-20 Villareal. Here we can see some images of the team training in our facilities made by the press departament of Soccer Inter-Action.
They lost the firts match against under-20 Villareal (0-2) but they recovered with two victories, the first against Bolivia 83-1) and the second against Mauritania (0-7). Finally, they will play against Spain on Wednesday, a decisive match for the group’s leadership and we wish them to win.
The boys of our school have also played the COTIF, both the alevines and the prebenjamines. Both teams have made a great tournament and we are very proud of them.
The little ones had a very hard group but they fought all de matches and that is why we are very proud of them.
The olders managed to win two games against Patacona CF (3-2) and against JP futbol base (2-3). Our dragon Martin de Dios scored 6 goals and we are very proud of his achievements as a striker that would not have been possible without the help of his teammates.
The national team U20 is hosted at Soccer Inter-Action for their preparation at COTIF
The national women’s team of India U20 has landed on Valencian lands to stay in the High performance facilities of Soccer Inter-Action during the preparation and dispute the COTIF competition held in the town of L’alcúdia.
The national team has chosen to put themselves in the hands of Soccer Inter-Action to carry out their preparatory training sessions while contesting the COTIF championship. Playing against the best national teams and international clubs, it helps them to be ready and boost their pre-match skills.
With the highest football level of COTIF, India national team is having an intensive trainings all day in natural grass and artificial football pitches using the high performance gym as a complement of their trainings. Also taking care of the players having and preventing injuries using the medical clinic center, located in the same facilities, and jacuzzis with ice and cold water.
This preparation is totally helping to the Indian national team to have a good results in the COTIF tournament. With a complicated group, India lost against Villarreal C.F (0-2) in their first match. This lose helped the team to be more focused and prepared for next matches winning against Bolivia national team (3-1) and Mauritania (7-0).
Having a difficult match next 7th of August against Spain, India is preparing this match at SIA Center looking for the three points that will position the Indian national team in the top of the group.
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The yellow submarine is imposed by two goals to zero to the Selection of India
There was no place for surprise in the first match of Cañamás Naranja COTIF Femenino. Villarreal won the National Team by two goals to zero. Although the Asians tried to put the Castellón team in a bind, the yellow submarine was superior and added three points in its premiere in the Alcudian tournament.
Villarreal started with energy, which had its first chance when they were only two minutes away, although Sheila crossed her pitch too much, which went away. India wanted to show that it is not passing through this COTIF and Bala was very active, creating danger whenever the ball went through his boots. However, Villarreal went ahead in a convoluted play within the area that, after several rebounds, ended in Sheila’s goal. The Castellón team wanted to carry the weight of the game, but either due to inaccuracies of their own or due to the defensive successes of the Indians, they could not increase their advantage. India had the opportunity to tie with a shot by Ratanbala after a great play by Bala, but he missed. Villarreal was able to score thanks to Ayaki, who tried his luck from afar, but Aditi stopped the shot without problems. India also tried it, with a direct free kick that Bala sent over the crossbar.
Already in the second half, India wanted to reverse the situation and started plugged in. Again, with a direct foul he had the opportunity to tie, Ratanbala’s shot went out. Villarreal also had a double chance on the ball: the foul taken by Prades was cleared by Aditi and the rebound fell on Colonques’ boots, which ran into the Indian goalkeeper again. Colonques herself dared, just a minute later, with a new direct free, although it was far away and the shot went over the goal. India did not give up and had the draw very close, when Bala shot from outside the area and the ball crashed into the stick. With no time to react, a great play by the left wing culminated with a pass from Albeta to Naza, who, alone before the goalkeeper, scored with a brilliant Vaseline. Little more was in store, since as time was running out, both teams had less strength. In fact, India continued in its effort to close distances, although it did so with more heart than success. In the end, comfortable victory of a Villarreal who presents his candidacy to win the tournament trophy.
India dominates Bolivia and stalks the top positions of the female COTIF (3-1)
A double of Ratambala certifies the superiority of the Asians in the encounter
August 3, 2019.- India dominated the match and managed to defeat a combative Bolivia thanks to a better combinatorial game, adding a 3-1 that allows it to dream of the pass to the final of the COTIF Cañamás Women’s Soccer. Both teams jumped on the pitch of Els Arcs with the idea of settling at the top of the standings. It was the Bolivians – yesterday with a shirt and white socks and green pants – who starred in the kick-off. And who got ahead on the scoreboard. A Doerksen center was poisoned as it approached the rival goal, causing the Indian defense Sweety to score at home after not understanding with his goalkeeper. It was the first minute and the electronic had already moved. After the initial blow, the Asians – who yesterday played as locals dressed in blue coats – tried to answer with lightning actions. And the fruit of his push came five minutes into the game. Bala, with the number 10 behind him, chained several controls and with a warm right he managed to match the score after five minutes. From that moment on, the match was gradually stressed and the game was diluted, with a large number of inaccuracies caused in large part by the high pressure deployed by both teams. However, it was the selection of India that tried most, with up to three clear occasions that for one reason or another did not end in goal. In fact, in the 27th minute of the first half, Dangmei threw a rebound to the crossbar after a distant foul.
The beginning of the second part continued with the same script, with India showing greater momentum. In fact, 45 seconds after the restart Ratambala connected a center from the left and the ball ended up kissing the net. Minutes later, the referee annulled a good goal after a remarkable new move by Dangmei for an illegal control and in the 47th minute a spectacular volley from Sanju ran into a good stop by the Bolivian goalkeeper. Ratambala signed the double in 58 and certified the Indian superiority, which was later embodied as a distant shot of Bala that did not enter by little. India was better and perched on the top positions of the classification.
The Asians score seven goals after a football exhibition by Grace Dangmei
The women’s team of India is a stronger team than the one that could be seen in COTIF just a year ago and that shows in every game. On the fourth day, the Asians swept the Mauritanian team, which they thrashed with some comfort. In the end, 0-7. The Asians dream of the end of day 8 and are doing things to be in it.
It had only been fifteen minutes of play when Ratanbala gave a great pass to Manisha, who finished off goal without much opposition; Salimata Samba stretched spectacularly and stopped her. Although it was the prelude to what would come next, since in the third minute the Indians came forward thanks to a goal from Manisha herself, who took advantage of Grace Dangmei’s excellent pass. The latter, precisely, would become the author of the second of his own, in a play that generated certain doubts for a possible foul. He looked for the Mauritania comeback, with a very active Meue Cisse. The ‘9’ Mauritanian had up to three times in less than a minute, but in two of them he ran into Aditi’s good interventions, the third went off. The Indian National Team dominated the match, even at times with a slower pace. His superiority was evident with the play on the right wing of Grace Dangmei, who served in third place for the Indian: Bala did not fail within the area. The room did not wait, with the same protagonists but with the roles changed: Bala attended Grace Dangmei. The result at rest could be more bulky, but the Indian wasted several very clear occasions.
The second part started with the need to use the VAR, which granted a penalty to the Indians. Salimata Samba stopped the penalty to Sanju. The Asians dominated the match, but they stayed for several minutes without generating danger. In fact, the fifth goal came from a penalty around the 50th minute of play; this time Ashalata did not miss the launch from eleven meters. After a few minutes of relative calm, history was repeated: again the VAR served to point out a penalty in favor of the Indians; Ashalata put the sixth. The Indians did not take a break and a minute later scored the seventh, and last, Daya.
Bahrain prepares at SIA during the international COTIF tournament
The Bahrain national team has placed itself in the hands of Soccer Inter-Action to complete their stay and get ready for the COTIF tournament, one of the international tournaments with the highest national teams U20.
Soccer Inter-Action it’s an exclusive football resort, touristic and residential wrapped in a natural environment with a mediterranean weather doing an idyllic place for offer sport, leisure and education.
Inaugurated in 2016, SIA Center includes the best facilities for the training and relax of all the football players and teams:
- two football pitches following FIFA’s normative (one natural grass)
- one goalkeeper football natural grass pitch
- hotel with 51 rooms
- 35 suits
- one restaurant with views to the football pitches
- high-performance gym
The high-performance football center and its facilities, positions us as the best sports facility in Valencia being an ideal place for players, clubs and national teams internationally to prepare their preseason or stages.
During their staying, Bahrain national team is focused in the COTIF international tournament preparing intensive training in our facilities taking care and preventing injuries using our medical clinical services and jacuzzis with ice and cold water, the best solution for the hard trainings and games.
In the town of Alcudia, just 35 kilometers from the High-Performance Center of Soccer Inter-Action, the most important U20 championship in Spain is held. As every year, national teams from all around the world came to play and take the trophy.
This year, SIA Center hosts the national teams of Bahrain and India that are disputing the 2019 COTIF tournament.
Currently, Bahrain national team is doing a good job against the most difficult group tournament winning against Mauritania (2-0), and losing against Russia (1-5) and Spain (0-2).
With a complicated group, Bahrain is playing for have a good result to the finish of the tournament and have a good sensation for the coming season.
Bahrain premieres at COTIF with victory
The Asian team is superior to Mauritania in the first match of the tournament
The opening match of the 2019 edition of COTIF did not disappoint. He starred in two teams with spells, which showed that they have come to l’Alcúdia to fight for every ball in liza. Mauritania and Bahrain are two teams formed by young players with the whole future ahead. For football players aware of the opportunity they have when participating in this competition. They know that the Els Arcs field is a window to professional football. At ten o’clock at night – the schedule, with no delay in between – began to play the compasses of the national anthems of both squads. Five minutes later, after the forced protocol, the ball was already stealing through the grass. It was combined Bahrain, in a red uniform, who was in charge of the initial serve.
The initial minutes, as usual in these meetings, were scoring, with both teams studying the opponent. In the first half, Yassime Benmasour stood out above the others, the 10th of Bahrain. After a ride of merit, he left for the memory a pass to the hole that ended in goal of his partner Nemer in the 23rd minute. However, the referee canceled it out of play. All players with 10 behind are required to be different. To distill magic.
After the initial hesitations, Mauritania began to let go and show his powerful physique. Proof of this were the two occasions they chained in the 24th minute. A distant foul surprised Bahrain’s goalkeeper for his strange pot, although he managed to stop the ball with difficulty. The back corner ended with the ball hitting the stick.
As expected, Bahrain 10 starred in the next danger move. An indecision of the defense of Mauritania ended with a center-shot of his that left little. The first half ended with the first substitution and the first card: Sarr (Mauritania) hit an opponent who escaped through the band and received the yellow card as punishment.
The second part was quieter. Both teams were reluctant to open ranks and the match was gradually locked. The carousel of changes, with up to four at a time, caused the game to blur. The entry of new players brought strength and the tone of the match hardened. The fate of the match changed on the 23rd of the second half, when a Mauritanian defender measured badly and swept an omnipresent Benmansour. His partner Alromaihi cheated the goalkeeper and threw down the center and satin. His goal was worth the win.
In the 75th minute Benmasour reappeared with a dangerous shot, but met the rival goalkeeper. Everything was decided with Mahdi’s goal in the 82nd minute, after an assist from a Khalifa incisor. The forward starred in a class maneuver, getting rid of the rival and marks a goalkeeper already sold
Oleg Levin’s pupils finish the game in the final minutes of the first half
Russia beat Bahrain 5-1 in a match that was decided in the last five minutes of the first half. Sadulaev and Suleimanov made a difference to an Asian defense that could not stop them at any time. Both teams faced the game with very different dynamics: the Asians won Mauritania 2-0 in their debut and the Baltics lost for the same result against Spain in their first game of this year’s edition. The meeting was then presented as a kind of thermometer to measure the possibilities of both teams. And he did not disappoint. The conclusions are clear. The fate of the initial serve fell on Russia and Oleg Levin’s pupils entered the turf determined to strike first. Thus, at nine seconds they added their first occasion. A long ball thrown from the defense resulted in a close shot that the Asian defense managed to save in extremis. Both teams then began measuring their forces, displaying high pressure that made it difficult to run the game. An indecision of Bahrain’s goalkeeper resulted in a new scare and a blow with one of his teammates, which caused the first change. With the game stopped, Muñiz Ruiz decided to consult the VAR after glimpsing what had happened after several struggles in the Russian area and the subsequent viewing caused him to decree a penalty in favor of Bahrain. Alromaihi was the chosen pitcher and his shot was blocked by Poletaev, but the Asian 23 scored after winning the goalkeeper’s rejection. It was the 10th minute of the game and Bahrain was ahead on the scoreboard.
It was then that the Russian roller began to engage, with a stellar Sadulaev who took control of the game from the left wing. Bahrain tried to get rid of the rival domain with distant shots, but the control was of the team that wore a red jacket. After several failed occasions, Korstov matched the score with a right from the crescent that fooled the goalkeeper. The Russian machine began to carburete. And in a few minutes he finished the game. In 37 the Lokomotiv Suleimanov player advanced his team, in 38 Sadulaev left a great play and scored with a shot to the long stick and in 42 Suleimanov signed his double after a braided play from the left. Russia already owned the meeting.
The second part was much quieter. Both teams were aware that the score was decided, so the pace of the match matched. The carousel of changes, habitual in the second parts, also helped to blur the game little by little. Failed and inaccurate passes took over the game and only flashes of some players were appreciated, such as some isolated ride from Benmasour, on the 10th of Bahrain, impotent against Russian defensive engineering. The match ended with a last goal from Sevikyan, who signed the 1-5 in the 80th minute. Russia showed its best face. It is a team that can go from less to more in the tournament.
La Rojita controls all phases of the match without excessive efforts
Spain beat Bahrain (2-0) after dominating all phases of the match. La Rojita is perched at the top of the table and dreams of being in the final of the 2019 edition of COTIF. Both teams reached the seventh day of the 2019 edition of COTIF tied to points in the standings, having added one victory each in their first two games. However, the equality in the classification was not transmitted in the field: Spain passed over the Persian team and showed credentials to be in the final. David Gordo, national coach, played a sanction match for protests in the locker room tunnel after the game against Argentina and Pablo Castillo took his place on the bench watching as his pupils dominated the match from start to finish.
La Rojita dressed in white and gray yesterday – they played as visitors – and from the beginning it was known superior. Gradually the chances came, with a first distant shot from Beñat in minute 2 and a subsequent shot from Baena as the first occasions of consideration. Diego Collado, league champion with Villareal, then took the witness in the Spanish attack, but his shots – some at close range – could not find the net. The team forgave again and again before an orderly and serious Bahrain, but very aware of its limitations. Spain was better technically and physically, but the electronic did not move. In the end it was Marc Tenas who opened the can, after connecting a center-shot of his teammate at Atlético de Madrid Cedric, in the 26th minute. Spain percused again and again, moving the ball and being faithful to the style of the absolute team that became world champion under the tutelage of Vicente del Bosque: based on random game patterns and quick associations that end up surpassing the rival in his field.
Fruit of the domain and good work of the selection came the second goal, initialed by Collado, which this time did focus the peephole correctly and finished off a center launched from the right by Casas. Spain widened the distance and dominated pleasure. The script of the party was already written before an Asian squad that barely disturbed Fortuño. Only Benmansour, with a shot after a rejection in a foul, looked shyly. The Asians lacked gunpowder against a much better rival.
A quiet football match
Life remained the same in the second part, with Spain commanding the green thanks to its controlled and leisurely game and with Bahrain defending itself as it could. Tenas starred in a slightly orthodox shot on his back in the 43rd minute after a side foul, which left shortly. And the game, weighed down by the usual carousel of changes in the second half, relaxed as the minutes passed. The rush of the selection yesterday visitor followed but the goals shone by his absence. Baena signed one of the best plays of the second half with a shot of merit that the Persian goalkeeper stopped after a notable stretch in the 27th minute. Over and over again, La Rojita moved the ball correctly, but the goal did not come. Spain took a rent of two goals, perhaps low given the domain shown.
Soccer Inter-Action, FC Porto’s official partner in Spain, has been selected by the Corporation of the City Council of Benigànim (Spain), to manage the U.D. Benigànim, team that will compete next season in the Spanish third division, according to a project based on a proven model of sport and education.
Both parties agree in addition to establish a long-term agreement that guarantees the consolidation of an initiative that this City Council has identified as clearly differentiating, both in form and content, since it represents a firm step towards achieving a goal that prioritizes education and combines it with high performance sports.
The agreement also contemplates a full immersion of Soccer Inter-Action through the Club in the society of the city of Benigànim, which gives the project a marked integrating character. The Municipal Corporation has especially valued this section since it is of the utmost importance that an entity such as Soccer Inter-Action has aligned with our expectations for the development of the municipality. Moreover, due to the global nature of Soccer Inter-Action, this circumstance guarantees a screening of Benigànim internationally.
Soccer Inter-Action is an initiative that deploys, on the one hand, an official FC Porto Dragon Force base football school based on a unique educational model and an ISO-certified methodology aimed at players aged 4 to 23 years. On the other hand, a high performance football academy that attracts players and teams from all over the world and that completes a range of training services deployed in sports facilities prepared for the practice of elite football.
Likewise, identifying and developing the Valencian talent to combine it with players of high international level also represents another of the aspects on which our decision is based, a unique opportunity that this Corporation has not wanted to renounce.
In short, an agreement that the City of Benigànim wants to share with their fellow citizens and also awakens the hope for a solvent project of sustainable football from an economic, social and sports perspective.
This agreement represents an important leap towards a model that only consolidates the high-performance football training academy project that Soccer Inter-Action has wagered on since its inception. Attracting talent and training it in all aspects of football now has a new component that, in the form of a football club, will allow many more opportunities for the players that make up our academy.
Soccer Inter-Action, within its strategy works to continue growing as a global project within the field of professional football, but always from a base based on the education of players who face the tough challenge of working in a very competitive sector and that only the best-trained privileged can access today.
With this Football Congress, Soccer Inter-Action has inaugurated a new content offering within its broad portfolio aimed at providing the different levels that make up a football club in its facet of sports management all the information, knowledge and experience necessary to grow in their respective professional careers. From tactics, technique, physical management, intellectual and even reaching scouting, in short, a broad spectrum of knowledge made available to the many attendees who came to the call of a few top-level speakers.
A first experience that has left a good taste in the mouth among those attending Congress who have not only enjoyed a high added value content but have also witnessed an environment and facilities that transpire football on all four sides. And it is that Soccer Inter-Action becomes an ideal space to tackle football as never before, from a point of view that invites again and again to exchange experiences in a framework full of references and possibilities.
Until this first congress have come people from all over Spain, such as Valencia, Madrid, Asturias, Castilla León, Catalonia, and even countries such as Peru, Mexico, Colombia, Bolivia, among others what may represent a first shot of contact to analyze the possibility of designing and organizing an international congress.
But returning to the Congress, there have been three days in which we began with the presentation on the behavior of the brain of the player in charge of Juan Luis Martínez, a renowned methodologist, responsible for the Smart Football methodology, who has deployed and implemented his knowledge in clubs such as Real Madrid, RCD Espanyol , the Dynamo of Moscow and even in China. This first presentation was the first step towards a really attractive experience for the attendees since it undoubtedly introduced the professional of football into an area that is difficult to deal with but very effective if you know how to manage it in an appropriate way since knowing the elements that make up the mentality of the player when facing different situations in games, and even over a long competition, provides an important competitive advantage because efficient management is what often marks the difference between winning or losing, between knowing how to act and Choose the best time to do it. In short, a first presentation full of ideas that undoubtedly penetrated the audience.
This was followed by the intervention of various highly reputable coaches and analysts, such as Enric Soriano, who with his vision of tactics captivated everyone present, rewarding with his subsequent recognition the work that Enric deploys as a soccer professional. On this first day the Congress also had the presence and the presentation of the coordinator of the Scouting area of FC Barcelona, Xavi Mocholi, who explained to the attendees how a technical secretariat should be structured within a football club and what are the key aspects that They allow you to identify players who have everything they need to progress. The recognition of a scout is not always obvious but his work undoubtedly marks the preparation of a champion football team.
The day closed a thematic block related to the physical preparation of the high competition soccer player and had the contents and lectures of José Mascarós, physical trainer of Atlético Levante UD, Juan Monar and Ángel García, physical trainer and physical retrainer respectively of Valencia CF Mestalla. All of them gave us a good sample of the large amount of data collected by these professionals on the performance and general condition of the players, data that in a very precise way allow us to analyze the possibilities that each player has to provide the maximum performance in each one of them. the stages that make up his daily work, from training, to the management of matches according to calendars almost always loaded with a large number of high-competition matches.
In this type of conferences that include physical aspects, the need to carry out an optimal management of the level of effort that each player can assume and explained to us how a training means, among other things, literally attacking our body and is in the rest period when that previous destruction causes the body to be strengthened, thus adapting to the next training session.
Without any doubt one aspect, the physicist, which has a huge impact on the performance of the team as a whole and which, however, goes unnoticed by the coach of a club, since the relationship of this type of professionals is much more intense with the coaching staff than with the assistant staff of the coach, who is only interested in knowing whether or not he can count on a certain player and at what level he is.
Another headline that has provided this first football congress has been that the figure of the coach is no longer as lonely as we used to believe because more and more often they are surrounded by an innumerable group of professionals or assistants. For example, one of the speakers stated that in the case of Valencia CF the head coach has a total of 25 attendees. In the case of Guardiola of Manchester City, he is surrounded by about 17 attendees and also mentioned the example of Jürgen Klopp who has even an assistant coach to work with detail and exclusive throw-ins.
The Congress also through the presentations that have shaped especially the second day has had the methodological vision of clubs like Villarreal CF by the hand of Jordi Benavent and Héctor Font, Valencia CF with Jorge Manteca, Levante UD with Luca Troilo who focused on the specific work with goalkeepers within a high performance team.
Special mention deserves the presentation by the Sub-Coordinator of the quarry of FC Porto for the relationship that exists between our project and the award-winning Portuguese club. His conference stood out for the clarity with which he presented his ideas and the advantage provided by a good planning of the different workloads that a player or a team that must compete at the highest level must support.
Women’s football has also had a relevant space within the event as we have counted on the presence and ideas of Ximo Requena, coordinator of the Levante UD women’s football academy, a club that is currently a benchmark in football. women’s soccer of high competition at national level.
The closing ceremony of the 1st Inter-Action Soccer Congress was attended by the outstanding presence of Salvador Gomar, president of the Valencian Football Federation, and closed its contents with an interesting debate in which the intervention of the Director of the Academia de Alto Performance of our company Rui Tomé who, from his experience as coach in elite clubs, among which SL Benfica, FC Porto and Sporting de Portugal stand out, has also wanted to offer a unique vision on the management of a high competition team.
In short, we have enjoyed a few days whose purpose is to provide the members of the different estates of an organizational chart in a football club with new tools and resources that allow them to work according to proven methods. But above all, another of the achievements of this first congress has been to connect trainers and trainers from numerous clubs to each other facilitating the exchange of experiences and knowledge in an incomparable setting, surrounded by nature and in unique facilities that transmit high performance football in all its areas.
Young promises of SIA Academy continue with their football tryouts
Portuguese National Football Team, recently proclaimed champion of the UEFA Nations League, is once again hosting players from our International Soccer Academy Soccer Inter-Action to measure their level within professional clubs.
It´s time to take the next step. The curtain of the campaign 2018/2019 has been lowered and the window of attraction has been opened wide for all the European clubs, from the most modest entity of regional to the champion of the UEFA Champions League. That is because all the attention is now focused on which club is better reinforced and who gets the new pearls of world football, an increasingly complicated task due to the incredible increase in level that all the teams have had in their scouting area.
Areas of scouting, such the one of the Portuguese Club SU 1st of Dezembro, which as of this month of June, especially has to manage the infinite calls that incomes daily from representatives agencies in search of specifying trials for their players. Conscious of this situation, the International Football Academy located at Spain Soccer Inter-Action takes advantage of its numerous contacts within elite football so their young talents that are developing their skills throughout the year can really measure their level and see what are they able to do within the high performance professional competition.
After the trials of players like, among others, Diego Ladeira, Emilio Padilla, Joel Vedamanikam, Felipe Moreno, Pedro Santos or Terry Desrues, it´s now the turn for two players with very different characteristics but twinned by their mentality. The ambition to achieve goals is vital for success and both Bernardo Azevedo and Dyaa Elkaseh share this hunger to succeed. The two players, born in the year 2000, have concluded their stage in the Youth Category and it´s time for them to make the leap to football where the formation is left aside, so the competition becomes more fierce than ever and any mistake could represent an expensive cost. And this is something that obviously they are not willing to make it happen.
In fact, Dyaa, player who develops in the center of the pitch in the pivot position, stands out for his determination. Thanks to his great resistance and reading of the game of rival attack, this Libyan midfielder is able to cut infinite dangerous balls and cover a portion of the field the less enviable. This great capacity complements with its ease to drive the ball, becoming a ‘box to box’ more than capable of reaching the rival area from the second line by surprise. In conclusion, characteristics that all clubs seek for their midfield, as is the case of SU 1º de Dezembro. This historic Portuguese team did not want to miss the opportunity to see Dyaa closely, especially after having had a great previous experience with Terry Desrues and Diego Ladeira.
And as the Spanish popular saying goes: there are not two without three. The SU 1º de Dezembro not only received Dyaa Elkaseh in his elite soccer tests, but also Bernardo Azevedo, long-distance right-back, whose adaptation to the ins and outs of this Portuguese entity has been even easier, as he dominates Portuguese thanks to that he was born and raised in these neighboring lands of Spain. In this way, Bernardo has been able to stand out from the first minute and thus show his football conditions: ability to defend and constantly reach the bottom line to focus accurately on his front teammates. And Bernardo has grown a lot since his arrival at the International Soccer Academy Soccer Inter-Action, especially when making decisions. The lateral one no longer only has his best weapon in his incredible physique, but he also knows at all times how to act when he has the ball on his feet, even surprising in the rival area with some other flag goal.
Flag goal that Gonçalo Guedes achieved in the final of the UEFA Nations League. The goal of Valencia CF´s player was more than enough to overcome the Netherlands that sold expensive its skin. As an important point, both Portugal and the Netherlands are two of the countries with the highest reputation in terms of creating stars, something that since Soccer Inter-Action know well and work closely elbow to elbow with clubs of these nations.
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