CSA Officials Named To FIFA Posts

Ottawa, Ontario – The Canadian Soccer Association today announced several members of the Association have been appointed to the official FIFA delegation for the finals of the 2002 FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan and one has been named to the prestigious FIFA Panel of Instructors and Lecturers.

Ottawa, Ontario – The Canadian Soccer Association today announced several members of the Association have been appointed to the official FIFA delegation for the finals of the 2002 FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan and one has been named to the prestigious FIFA Panel of Instructors and Lecturers.



Canada and the CSA will be represented by four officials at the World Cup this summer. CSA President Jim Fleming has been named to the Appeals Committee while CSA Technical Director and Men’s World Cup Team head coach Holger Osieck will act as a member of the Technical Study Group. Dr. Rudy Gittens will serve on the Sports Medical Committee and Walter Sieber will be a General Coordinator during the tournament. Sieber was the Director of Soccer at the 1976 Montreal Olympics and has been a lead general coordinator for several FIFA tournaments since 1986.



In addition, Women’s World Cup Team head coach Even Pellerud was recently appointed a member of FIFA’s Panel of Instructors and Lecturers in the area of coaching. The world governing body of soccer has a number of panels, drawing on experts in the field on everything from coaching to refereeing. Members of this panel are often asked to put on developmental clinics around the world as well as participate in symposiums and other functions.

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