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.
The second Goal project
The project approved by the Goal Bureau on 7 November 2005 concerns a national training centre at the My-Dinh sports complex in Hanoi. Being able to stage medium- to long-term training programmes at a central location will doubtless serve to improve the standard of Vietnamese football. The young users of the facility will benefit from a mixed education and sport offering designed to produce new talent.
Use of FAP funds
Financing of Goal project
Football turf in the national training centre at the My Dinh sports complex in Hanoi
Project approved on
7 November 2005
Opened on 1 August 2008
Financed by
Goal USD 400,000 Other USD 600,000 Total cost USD 1,000,000