Football in Paraguay
CONMEBOL chose Asunción, Paraguay, as the home for its headquarters, partly because football is the most popular sport in Paraguay. The nation can look back with pride upon a number of success stories at both international and club level. The national team has won the Copa América twice, while Olimpia Asunción have triumphed in the Copa Libertadores twice and the Toyota Intercontinental Cup once. A number of players, such as José Luis Chilavert, Carlos Gamarra, Roque Santa Cruz and Roberto Acuña, for example, have played for European clubs. As a reflection of the popularity of futsal in Paraguay, the national association has also launched a domestic league championship, which is going from strength to strength. National teams are still to taste success on the international stage, but the sustained promotion of futsal could soon change that?
Third Goal project (reapproval)
The project approved by the Goal Bureau on 22 October 2008 replaces the project presented by the Paraguayan football association in February 2008, which involved making improvements to the technical centre. The seated capacity of the venerable national stadium "Defensores del Chaco" in the neighbourhood of Sajonia (Asunción) will be increased and a generator guaranteeing electricity will be installed.
Use of FAP funds
Expansion of seated areas in the national stadium, installation of electrical generator
Project approved on
22 October 2008
Financed by
Goal USD 400,000 Total cost USD 400,000