Almost a month after the epic final at the Maracanã, the FIFA Technical Study Group (TSG) has published its report with the main findings and comprehensive statistics of the 64-match analysis.
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The tactical flexibility displayed by teams, the fast-paced and attacking football seen after a long season, the impact made by individual attacking players and the successful implementation of both goal-line technology (GLT) and vanishing spray are among the key conclusions of FIFA’s technical experts. The document is available on FIFA.com. A DVD with the main findings will be distributed to all member associations for educational purposes.The TSG report is set to take centre stage as FIFA kick-starts a series of technical conferences in Panama City on 11 September.The events are intended as platforms for FIFA, the confederations and the member associations to focus on the technical and tactical analysis of the 2014 FIFA World Cup™. The head coaches and technical directors of all FIFA member associations have been invited to join the conferences.While the delegations from CONCACAF and CONMEBOL will gather in Panama City on 11 and 12 September, further events are scheduled to take place as follows:- UEFA, Saint Petersburg, 16-17 September 2014- CAF, Cairo, 30 September – 1 October 2014- AFC/OFC, Kuala Lumpur, 29-31 October 2014In addition to the presentation of the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ report produced by the FIFA TSG, at each event the delegations will look at the coaching and football development trends following FIFA’s flagship event, as well as medical and refereeing matters. A special session will focus on FIFA World Cup™ champions Germany.“These conferences are essential platforms that enable us to share the main technical findings from the FIFA World Cup with the confederations and member associations, thus becoming a concrete educational tool to promote football development around the world,” says FIFA Secretary General Jérôme Valcke.EndsStory courtesy FIFA.comImage courtesy Getty Images