Football in Tajikistan
Football is the most popular sport in Tajikistan, a country that gained independence in 1991. The national association regularly takes part in competitions organised by FIFA and the Asian Football Confederation at senior and youth level. However, the country has not yet enjoyed any real success. While funds are limited, costs for travel and accommodation for international matches are prohibitively high. It is therefore extremely difficult for the national teams to gain experience, apart from in official competitions.
The Goal project
On 4 March 2002, the Goal Bureau approved the construction of new association headquarters in Dushanbe. Various problems with the handing over of land to the association seriously delayed the start of work. Nevertheless, FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter still opened the new association headquarters in September 2004. The association hopes that this new building will boost the game and help to promote football in a more efficient manner.
Use of FAP funds
Financing of Goal project
National association headquarters in Dushanbe
Project approved
4 March 2002
Opened on 17 September 2004
Financed by
Goal USD 400,000 Other sources USD 10,000 Government USD 10,000 and land Total cost USD 420,000