Football in Egypt
Football is the clear number one sport in Egypt. The Egyptian Football Association can look back on a successful history. The national team has won the African Cup of Nations four times (1957, 1959, 1986, and 1998), the African Games football tournament twice (1987 and 1995), and the African Youth Championship once (in 2003). The U-20 team also took third place at the FIFA World Youth Championship in Argentina in 2001. Egypt have played in the Olympic Football Tournament on three occasions (1960, 1964, and 1984) and participated in the FIFA World Cup? finals twice (1934 and 1990). In 1997, Egypt hosted the FIFA U-17 World Championship and the nation is also among those bidding to stage the 2010 FIFA World Cup?. Egypt's best-known coach is Mahmoud El Gohary, who took the national team to the FIFA World Cup? finals in 1990 and is the only person to have won the African Cup of Nations both as a player (in 1959) and as a coach (1998).
Second Goal project
Already in operation for some time, the Egyptian Football Association's technical centre in Cairo is now ripe for expansion. The project's second phase of construction, which will focus on enhancing the existing training facilities, was approved by the Goal Bureau on 21 March 2007. The Egyptian government has already agreed to donate the necessary plot of land and the construction of the project will be financed by Goal. The annual running costs will be covered by funds from the FIFA Financial Assistance Programme.
Use of FAP funds
Financing of Goal project
Expansion of existing technical centre in Cairo
Project approved on
21 March 2007
Goal USD 400,000 Total cost USD 400,000