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Football Can Unite the World...
I have always believed football can bridge the gap between people.  Regardless of race, color, creed, and gender the beautiful game has connected the world.  As our world continues to be polarized by extreme views and beliefs, football can mend our deflated hearts and hope.  The love of the game has broken many boundaries in the past, and we must utilize football to change the narrative from hate to love.  More than anytime in our human history, we need coaches, players, administrators, and fans to promote peace, unity and tolerance in every dialogue.  We need to sp... More
 
Apr 11 2016
Football Can Unite the World...
I have always believed football can bridge the gap between people.  Regardless of race, color, creed, and gender the beautiful game has connected the world.  As our world continues to be polarized by extreme views and beliefs, football can mend our deflated hearts and hope.  The love of the game has broken many boundaries in the past, and we must utilize football to change the na ...
 
Jan 15 2016
"Soccer Made in Germany"
Local Coaches in a Global League
I still can remember staying awake through the night in the early 70’s to watch Bayern Munich vs. Borussia Monchengladbach on my small black and white television set.  One hand on the antenna to keep the picture clear and both eyes glued to screen to watch every action.  Franz Beckenbauer’s elegance, Berti Vogts hardness, and Sepp Maier long pants and oversized gloves ...
 
Sep 25 2015
Lasting Impression...
I have seen much in my career working across the globe, but my short experience with the people and players of Curacao will leave a lasting impression in my memories.  Words will never describe accurately the love and the feeling amongst the players.  The sounds and sights of my experience were only matched by the colors of the Caribbean's landscape.  The bus ride was ou ...
 
Sep 08 2015
 
Sep 02 2015
Living A Dream!
Curacao 2 Russia
My love for the game continues to take me to far away places for challenging projects.  A new journey began today on the beautiful island of Curacao in the Caribbean.  If you are wondering where Curacao is, please click: https://www.google.com/maps/@14.1187732,-68.4378814,5.6z I will be assisting legendary former Dutch striker, Patrick Kluivert, to guide Curacao to the Se ...
 
Mar 26 2015
Japanese Soccer
Hits an Unexpected Rough Spot
Overshadowed by the Japan Football Association’s declaration 10 years ago that it wanted to win the World Cup by 2050 was another pledge that seemed more easily achievable: having the team ranked in the top 10 by 2015. There is still plenty of time for the World Cup, but time is running out to meet that top-10 goal. Currently, Japan is ranked 53rd in the world by FIFA. That r ...
 
Mar 20 2015
Football Fusion
  Ghotbi’s sabbatical is also an investment in connecting with new environments and developments in football. The world of football is developing so fast that it is almost an obligation to your coaching skills to look around in other football environments and Ghotbi does that continuously. Europe does not have all the knowledge, although a lot of football institutions do hav ...
 
Feb 02 2015
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Football on the up down under...
  Football is not the most popular sport in Australia, but now the Socceroos are Asian champions the players believe the game will continue to grow…   Australia’s Asian Cup triumph was historic in its own right – being the first major title the Socceroos have picked up – and the 2-1 extra-time win over South Korea o ...
 
Jan 21 2015
Kolon Group, Seoul, South Korea
Team Building and Leadership Learned Through Soccer
Afshin Ghotbi was the presenter at the Kolon Groups headquarters in Seoul, December 3rd, 2014.   The ninety-minute lecture titled, “Team Building and Leadership Learned Through Soccer”, attracted several hundred directors and managers of Kolon Industries.  Ghotbi shared his ideology in management, and the similarities of the challenges facing managers in every in ...
 
Jan 20 2015
By Sean Carroll
Gap in Quality
The Asian Cup is underway but the competition is yet to really spark…    We are now 10 games into the 2015 Asian Cup, but in many ways it doesn’t really feel as if the tournament has gotten started. While there have been a couple of mildly entertaining clashes – Iran v. Bahrain and UAE v. Qatar were both reasonably tasty affairs, although plent ...