TECHNOGYM TO SUPPORT THE ITALIAN NATIONAL FOOTBALL TEAM AT THE 2014 WORLD CUP
The company will assist the National football team by supplying innovative training centres as well as medical and sports expertise
Technogym will be the official supplier of training equipment and expertise to the Italian national football team at this year's World Cup in Brazil, too. After Italy 90, USA 94, France 98, Japan and Korea 2002, Germany 2006 and South Africa 2010, Technogym continues to work alongside Mr Prandelli's 'Azzurri'. To efficiently support the World Cup footballs stars in their training, Technogym, world leading supplier of equipment, services and solutions for physical fitness and rehabilitation, will make its expertise, training centres and years of experience in world-class competitive sports available to the players.
Athletic condition is an essential requirement which can truly make a difference in a short-term, high-intensity event like the Football World Cup. A first muscular strength, cardiovascular and rehabilitation training centre has been set up in the Italian Football Federation's technical centre of Coverciano, where the Azzurri team will be training before leaving for Brazil. At the Coverciano technical centre, the partnership with Technogym also involves the training methods laboratory, equipped with the most advanced machinery and biomedical devices to test the athletes' condition and physiological parameters through special tests and examinations.
Another such centre will be set up at the Italian team's headquarters of Portobello Safari Resort, in Mangaritiba (Rio de Janeiro), where the Azzurri will fine-tune and maintain their physical condition during the World Cup - to be held in Brazil from June 12th until July 13th this summer. Here, the Italian team will be able to use the most innovative equipment and solutions for cardiovascular, strength, flexibility and rehabilitation training. Buffon and his fellow players will hone their skills and prepare for the highly demanding games that are scheduled to line their path throughout the World Cup.
The partnership between Technogym and the Italian national football team comes as further confirmation of the critical importance attached by sporting professionals to athletic preparation obtained with highly advanced technical equipment - seen as an increasingly necessary requirement also for its preventive value.
Technogym offers the Italian national football team not just technical support, but also medical and sporting expertise, acquired through many years of international activity with top sports professionals. The company has been the official supplier to the five latest editions of the Olympic Games: Sydney 2000, Athens 2004, Turin 2006, Beijing 2008 and London 2012, to the Alinghi and Luna Rossa crews in the America’s Cup yachting trophy and to some of the most prestigious national and international football clubs including Juventus, Inter, Milan, Ajax, Real Madrid and Liverpool.