Formerly responsible for strategic planning at Real Madrid, Spaniard Ivan Bravo is now charged with the task of building a Qatar side capable of competing at the 2022 World Cup on home soil.
Bravo is now the Director General of the Aspire Academy in Qatar, the national academy of sport which, he says, is attempting to”give sporting success”to the Gulf state.
Qatar, with a population of just over two million, has never won an Olympic gold medal and has never competed at a World Cup, although the awarding of the 2022 finals to the country means that will soon change.
And Aspire is now focusing on preparing players from Qatar capable of competing in the World Cup on home soil, for all the ongoing controversy about FIFA’s awarding of the tournament in the first place.
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Source News: qatar-tribune.com