Football in Mongolia
Contrary to wrestling or archery, football is not a traditional sport in Mongolia and has had a hard struggle to make its presence felt. Having joined FIFA only recently (in 1999), the Mongolian Football Federation took part in the East Asian Football Championship qualifying round in February 2003 in Hong Kong and promptly celebrated their first victory at an international competition by beating Guam 2-0. In April, the national team took part in the qualifying round of the Asian Cup in Bhutan, following up with yet another victory (5-0) over the same opponents.
The second Goal project
On 22 September 2004, the Goal Bureau approved a second project for the Mongolian Football Federation which involved turning the artificial turf pitch constructed under the first Goal project into a mini-stadium which will house the headquarters and technical centre complete with administration offices, dressing rooms and meeting rooms. This football complex will, in future, stage domestic and international matches. Furthermore, these new facilities will enable the development of football to be more systematic and professional in Mongolia.
Use of FAP funds
Financing of Goal project
Technical centre in Ulanbataar
Project approved
22 September 2004
Opened on 24 September 2007
Financed by
Goal USD 400,000 Total cost USD 400,000