TECHNOGYM OFFICIAL SUPPLIER TO THE
2014 FOOTBALL WORLD CUP
The company will support the Italian, Brazilian and Russian national teams with innovative training centres as well as medical and sports expertise
Technogym was the official supplier of training equipment and expertise to the Italian national football team at the World Cup in Brazil. After supplying; Italy 1990, USA 1994, France 1998, Japan and Korea 2002, Germany 2006 and South Africa 2010, Technogym continued to work alongside Mr Prandelli's 'Azzurri', to efficiently support the World Cup footballs stars in their training. Technogym, the world leading supplier of equipment, services and solutions for physical fitness and rehabilitation, made 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 muscular strength, cardiovascular and rehabilitation training centre was set up in the Italian Football Federation's technical centre of Coverciano, where the Azzurri team trained before leaving for Brazil. As part of the partnership with Technogym, the Coverciano technical centre also featured a 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 was set up at the Italian team's headquarters of Portobello Safari Resort, in Mangaritiba (Rio de Janeiro), where the Azzurri fine-tuned and maintained their physical condition during the World Cup - held in Brazil from June 12th until July 13th 2014. Here, the Italian team were able to use the most innovative equipment and solutions for cardiovascular, strength, flexibility and rehabilitation training. Buffon and his fellow players honed their skills and prepared for the highly demanding games that were scheduled to line their path throughout the World Cup.
The partnership between Technogym and the Italian national football team came as further confirmation of the critical importance attached by sporting professionals to athletic preparation obtained with highly advanced technical equipment - increasingly seen as a necessary requirement for its preventive value.
Technogym offered 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 have 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.