England Manager Gareth Southgate said the country needs to adapt its approach to scouts in order to discover more British South Asian footballers.
Despite accounting for 7% of the total population 0.25% of professional soccer players are from Asia, England..
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To commemorate South Asia Heritage Month, FA has released the first series of six-part video series in which players, coaches and Asian Heritage matchmakers discuss their football journey.
And talk together Swansea City Midfielder Yang Danda When West ham womanDefender Mayumi PachecoSouthgate said the British South Asians faced serious challenges when trying to participate in professional games.
“We should see how we scout,” Southgate said. FA video.. “Historically, there was some sort of unconscious prejudice. Perhaps there was a perception that some Asian athletes were not very athletic and they were not very strong. [as other players]..
“It’s a very ridiculous generalization. I think that many communities now play football in different areas of all kinds. [in terms of] To scout the Asian community, we must be creative in entering places where some of these children may be playing.
“And encourage them to a wider league that can be more easily evaluated by other players, and then put that step into the academy system.”
FA will release five more videos before South Asia Heritage Month ends on August 17th.
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England boss Gareth Southgate wants to work harder to find South Asian players
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