Points to Remember:
- All India Football Federation confirmed the appointment of Thomas Dennerby as the head coach of the Indian women’s U17 team for the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup India 2020.
- The 60-year old UEFA Pro Diploma holder comes with a rich experience of 30 years coaching in which he guided Sweden women’s national team to a third-place finish in the FIFA Women’s World Cup Germany 2011, and a quarterfinal spot in the 2012 London Olympics.
- His last assignment was with the Nigerian senior women’s national team where he coached the Super Falcons in the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019. He also guided the Nigerian women to AWCON 2018 win, and was awarded the 2018 Coach of the
Year in Nigeria.
- Sweden are currently ranked 5 in the FIFA Ranking, while Nigeria are at 36.
About AIFF (All India Football Federation):
- Founded: 23 June 1937
- Headquarters: Dwarka, Delhi
- FIFA affiliation: 1948
- President: Praful Patel
Important Possible questions based on above News:
- Who has been appointed as the head coach of the Indian women’s U17 team for the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2020? Thomas Dennerby
- Who is the current President of All India Football Federation? Praful Patel