December 04, 2021: Doha, Qatar: Aspire Academy is hosting the 7th Edition of its annual Aspire Academy Global Summit for football performance and Science virtually on Thursday (December 2), under the theme :‘Aspire Fellows Meet Other Sports’.
The aim of the summit is to explore the possibilities of exchanging ideas between football and other sports on trainings, competitions and athletes.
Leading football experts including former Arsenal FC manager Arsène Wenger and Italy’s 2006 FIFA World Cup-winner Andrea Pirlo will share their expertise, experiences and football philosophy during the live 30-minute interviews.
Wenger, a world-renowned figure of authority on all football matters, is currently Chief of Global Development at FIFA. The Frenchman is best known as the most successful coach at English Premiership club Arsenal, where he served as manager from 1996 to 2018.
Pirlo was one of the most outstanding footballers of his generation – most notably with AC Milan and Juventus FC. Between 2002 and 2015, the 42-year-old played 116 times for Italy and, after retiring as a player, served as manager of Juventus in 2020-21.
The event will also feature three round sessions with top experts in Olympic sports -- Lorena Torres and Luis Scola (basketball), Barry Fudge and Ashton Eaton (athletics), Christian Bauer (fencing) and Karch Kiraly (volleyball).
The Aspire Academy Global Summit has established itself at the leading international annual conference on sports performance that has involved the world’s best football clubs and federations.
In the past, guest speakers included football luminaries Johan Cruyff, Arrigo Sacchi, Pep Guardiola, Carlo Ancelotti, Antonio Conte, Roberto Mancini, Mauricio Pochettino, Thomas Tuchel, Gianluca Vialli, Xavi Hernandez and Marcelo Bielsa.
The summit sessions will be broadcast live on 2 December, across all Aspire Academy and Aspire Fellows social media platforms between 15:00 and 18:00 Doha time (GMT +3).