Football in Argentina
Football is naturally the number one sport in Argentina. The Argentine's impressive list of football honours is headed by two FIFA World Cup™ victories (1978, 1986) and four triumphs at the FIFA World Youth Championship (1979, 1995, 1997, 2001). The national team and various club sides have also won countless continental titles. In addition to many famous players (Kempes, Maradona, Burruchaga, Aimar, Batistuta, Caniggia and Simeone, to name only a small selection), Argentina has also produced a succession of top coaches, including César Luis Menotti (1978 FIFA World Cup™ and 1979 FIFA World Youth Championship), Carlos Salvador Bilardo (1986 FIFA World Cup™ winner and runner-up in 1990) and José Néstor Pekerman (FIFA World Youth Championship winner in 1995, 1997 and 2001).
The third Goal project
The third Goal project undertaken by the Argentinian Football Association continues to focus on the rapid and long-lasting development of futsal in the country. Having installed dedicated futsal facilities at the national technical centre in Buenos Aires, the second phase of assistance for futsal will provide logistical support for the sport: offices, meeting rooms, a sports hall and a medical unit will be provided for the staff and players of the national teams right next to their training pitches. The offices can also be used by administrative representatives of women's football.
Use of FAP funds
Development of infrastructure for futsal and beach soccer at the national technical centre
Project approved on
2 June 2009
Financed by
Goal USD 400,000 Total cost                USD       400,000