Football in Cuba
Football only comes in at number five in the list of the most popular sports in Chile. Thanks to Cuban success at World Championships and Olympic Games, baseball, athletics, basketball and volleyball are currently more popular than football. The national association cannot look back upon such success stories, but it is working hard to make progress, especially in the area of youth football. At the CONCACAF Gold Cup 2002, the Cuban national team raised a few eyebrows by securing creditable draws against Korea Republic, one of the success stories of the World Cup finals, and the USA.
The second Goal project
The football academy built at the association's headquarters in its first Goal project left open the possibility of teams being able to train under artificial light in future.  On 22 September 2004, the Goal Bureau approved a proposed project to install the floodgrequired. Moreover, a training academy for women's football will be added to the centre in conjunction with the assosongoing efforts to further promote the women's game.
Use of FAP funds
Financing of Goal project
Floodlights at training centre in Havana, training academy for womens football
Project approved
22 September 2004
Financed by
Goal USD 400,000 FAP USD 36,956 Total cost USD 436,956