Trackers Used For The First Time By Indian Football Team

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PUNE:  In a first of sorts for Indian Football, the National Football Team implemented Player Tracking system in their ongoing Preparatory Camp at the DSK Dream City, the Home of DSK Shivajians Football Club in Pune.

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Sunil Chhetri wears the GPS tracking system.

The Players wore the GPS systems inside their vests, resembling pretty much pictures of Lionel Messi and Zlatan Ibramovich which had gone viral some weeks back. The development kicked-off under National Coach Stephen Constantine with Sports Scientist Danny Deigan monitoring the entire process.

“From now on, we will be using them in every training session, even during matches,” Deigan informed www.the-aiff.com.

Diegan also informed that these could be used in actual matches if they are approved by the match commissioner.

“FIFA approved them two months ago to be used during the match. Itjust needs to be approved by the Match Commissioner a day prior to the match. From the conditioning point of view it will make drills a lot more specific. I know how to supplement Football drills to make sure the Players are best prepared for the International standard,” he added.

Technology Will Benefit Indian Football

Indian National Football Coach Constantine also approved the same by saying that coaches need every bit of information available for the purpose of evaluating the players.

“The way the game is going at the moment it’s  pertinent that you have every possible piece of information in your hand to evaluate the Players, both mentally and physically. The game has reached new levels of expertise and now we can monitor the Players while they are in training, as to how they do it and how long they do it. It’s invaluable in identifying a Player’s capabilities from the physiological point of view,” Constantine told www.the-aiff.com.

Courtesy: AIFF Media

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