In collaboration with FIFA, the AFC, and the German, English and Iranian FAs, the Afghanistan
Football Federation has drawn up a long-term development plan for the rebuilding of the football set-up. The Goal Programme has contributed USD 610,000 for the construction of new headquarters for the national association and a new technical centre, the renovation of regional offices and laying a new artificial turf surface at the national stadium. It will be some time before the necessary infrastructure is in place and the administrative and technical organisation has been built. Nonetheless, football is already being played very actively. During its first inspection visit, FIFA presented 500 adidas/Goal footballs to the national association for use in youth football across all regions of the nation.