Football in Uzbekistan
Football is the most popular sport in Uzbekistan, a country that gained independence in 1991. The national association takes part in all competitions organised by FIFA and the Asian Football Confederation. Uzbekistani football celebrated its greatest day in 1994, when the national team won the Asian Games at a time when the country was just finding its feet after gaining independence. But in 2003, the national association enjoyed more success: for the first time, the country's U-20 team qualified for the FIFA World Youth Championship, to be held in the UAE. Berador Abduraimov is the most famous Uzbekistani footballer. He played for Pakhtakor Tashkent and also represented the Soviet Union.
The second Goal project
On 3 December 2006, the Goal Bureau approved the construction of a technical centre in Tashkent. This facility, which will serve as a youth academy with seminar and conference rooms, will boast a number of pitches to improve the training facilities for all of Uzbekistan's national teams. Construction work began on 1 February 2007.
Use of FAP funds
Financing of Goal project
Project
Technical centre in Tashkent
Project approved on
3 December 2006
Status
Implementation
Financed by
Goal USD 400,000 Other sources USD 800,000 Total cost USD 1,200,000
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