The Israel Football Association and the German Football Association (DFB) signed a Memorandum of Understanding concerning a collaboration between the two associations.
The Memorandum has been signed by Avi Luzon, IFA's Chairman, and Dr. Theo Zwanziger, DFB's President.
The associations decided to intensify their partnership, focusing on the areas of coach, referee, and player development,
The DFB will invite Israeli coaches to participate in a coaching courses in Germany, and will also send coach instructors to Israel where they will provide lectures and practical study courses to the local coaches. The DFB will invite IFA representatives to Germany in order to observe the talent promotion system within the DFB.
At the request of IFA, the DFB will delegate referees' instructors to Israel to provide lectures and practical study courses to the local referees.
IFA and DFB also agree to play international friendly matches with their youth national teams on an annual basis.
IFA's Chairman, Avi Luzon: "The understanding on which we are signing will be an important step for the development of the Israeli football. I am sure that our coaches, referees, football players and scouters will utilize from this collaboration".
Dr. Theo Zwanziger, DFB's President: "We are not here only to tutor bu also to learn, and we can learn a lot from the IFA. The basis for the Understanding is the assistance we can give the Israeli Football".