Football in Honduras
Honduras continues to produce countless raw, footballing talents blessed with outstanding skill. However, to date, the national team has only qualified for one FIFA World Cup? finals - in 1982. The U-20 team appeared at the FIFA World Youth Championship in 1977, 1995 and 1999. Countless players have earned transfers to Europe or the USA. Carlos Pavón, David Suazo and Julio Cesar Léon play in Italy, while Amado Guevara appears in US Major League Soccer with the New York MetroStars.
The first Goal project
On 4 July 2001, the Goal Bureau approved a project to lay five pitches in Tamara Valley. The Goal Programme financed this project, but work did not progress as planned. At its meeting on 1 May 2003, the Goal Bureau approved the association's request to change the location of the five pitches. A new project has been drawn up with input from the FIFA Development Office in Guatemala and the pitches are to be laid within the grounds of the university in Tegucigalpa. The new project was accepted by the Goal Bureau in September 2004 and was inaugurated just 12 months later.
Use of FAP funds
Financing of Goal project
Five grass pitches for the Tegucigalpa technical centre
Project approved
4 July 2001
Opened on 27 August 2005
Financed by
Goal USD 400,000 Total cost USD 400,000