On 4 March 2002, the Goal Bureau endorsed a project in Syria
. A ceremony on 23 September 2002 saw the first turf cut to herald the start of construction of the national association headquarters with office space, a fitness centre with sauna, an auditorium and meeting rooms. The project has been financed by Goal and the FIFA Financial Assistance Programme. The government donated the land on which the centre has been built. The new headquarters make it possible to coordinate and implement the recently introduced long-term development plans. The Goal project is of paramount importance to football in Syria
, as it will provide the requisite structures for national football at all levels.