Football in Bahrain
Football is the leading sport in Bahrain, who hit the heights in 2002 as runners-up in the Arab Cup and in 1989 when they came fourth in the FIFA U-17 World Championship in Scotland. The national team then reached the second round of the prelimiycompetition for the 2002 FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan? for the first time. In the 1990s, Humood Sultan was voted the best player in the region and Mohamed Jaffar the best forward. Mohamed Hussain, who played for top Saudi Arabian football clubs for many years, is also a household name. Most of the teams and tournaments are sponsored by a marketing group that acts as a consultant to the national association.
Third Goal project
The Bahrain association's third project was adapted and now comprises two artificial turf pitches and a centre containing rooms for players, referees, offices, first aid, cameras as well as stands with seats for 1,200 spectators and 88 VIPs. The Goal Bureau approved it accordingly. It will be financed with funds from Goal as well as from the Bahrain government.
Use of FAP funds
Financing of Goal project
Technical centre with two artificial turf pitches in Manama
Project approved in
January 2008
Financed by
Goal USD 400,000 Other sources USD 1,100,000 Total cost USD 1,500,000