Football in Bolivia
The most significant successes of Bolivian football date back to 1963 (Copa America) and 1985 (U-17 South American Championship), with Bolivia winning both tournaments. Since then, those who follow the most popular sport in Bolivia have had to be satisfied with qualifying for various events, such as the 1994 FIFA World Cup in the USA, for example. Certain players - mainly from the 1994 team - have graced leagues abroad, including Marco Echeverry and Erwin Sanchez, for example. Bolivian coaches rarely leave their homeland. One of the exceptions to that rule is Ramiro Blacutt, who coaches a team in Ecuador. A number of years ago, Bolivia launched a successful youth programme in the form of the «Academia Tahuichi», which concentrates on socalled «street children». As well as receiving standard education in a number of subjects, these children also learn about football.
Second Goal project
In a further project phase, the technical centre in Vinto, Cochabamba, which was opened in November 2008, will be provided with furniture and technical equipment. This project was approved by the Goal Bureau on 22 October 2008. The centre is already fully functioning and provides the Bolivan FA with modern facilities for the development of football.
Use of FAP funds
Furniture and technical equipment for the technical centre in Vinto.
Project approved on
22 October 2008
Financed by
Goal USD 400,000 Total cost USD 400,000