Football in Vietnam
Football receives staunch government backing in Vietnam and is extremely popular. However, civil war and political instability severely limited any kind of sporting activity for years. By organising courses and seminars and introducing youth competitions in various age categories, the national association is striving hard to restore Vietnamese football to the level it had reached in the 1980s and 1990s. Recent successes included second-place finishes at the South East Asian Games in 1995 and 1999. The U-17 and U-20 teams also qualified for their respective confederation championships - a feat that bodes well for Vietnamese football.
Third Goal project
On 2 June 2009, the Goal Bureau approved the installation of floodlights for the existing artificial turf pitch at the national training centre. This training centre, part of the My-Dinh sports complex in Hanoi, was inaugurated in mid-2008. Installing floodlights improved the facilities by allowing the players, most of whom are young and who benefit from mixed schooling and sports education, to perform their practical training exercises into the evening.
Use of FAP funds
Financing of Goal project
Installation of floodlights for the existing artificial turf pitch in the training centre in Hanoi
Project approved on
2 June 2009 Status Implementation
Financed by
Goal USD 400 000 Association USD 50 000 Total cost USD 450 000