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PFF hires Brazil's Marcelo as goal-keeping coach

'It is a great pleasure for me to rejoin the Pakistan team as a goal-keeping coach,' said Marcelo

LAHORE: The Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) acquired the services of Brazilian goal-keeping coach Marcelo Costa Schroeder, it emerged Monday.

Marcelo has joined the men’s team camp which is underway in Lahore.

In 1994, following the completion of his undergraduate studies at Moura Lacerda University, he began working for the São Paulo Cup for Junior Soccer. In 1997, he continued to coach soccer for Green Planet.

He holds several international coaching certifications in addition to a wealth of professional experience. From February 2019 to November 2019, he was the Pakistan national team's goalkeeping coach during the World Cup 2022 Qualifying.

He got his Goalkeeping Level 3 Coaching Certification from (Asian Football Confederation), Goalkeeping Coaching Course from CBF (Brazilian Football Confederation), German methodology Goalkeeping Coaching Course from QFA (Qatar Federation Association), and -FIFA Goalkeeping Coaching Course in 2010.

Sharing his views, Marcelo Costa said: "It is a great pleasure for me to rejoin the Pakistan team as a goal-keeping coach. I am thankful to the Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) which trusted my abilities and provided me with an opportunity to train the goalkeeper according to international standards," he added.

"I will share all my experience with this team and my tactics to make them the matchless side of Asia. No doubt, the boys have the potential and with proper guidance and training, they can be made the toughest side for the opponents," Marcelo said.

He further said that my first priority is to further polish the strength of green shirts.

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