Thursday, November 10, 2005

Four second-round FIFA goal projects go to Asia

Second Goal projects in Bangladesh, Nepal, Vietnam and Guam were approved by FIFA’s Goal Bureau during its meeting in Zurich chaired by Mohamed bin Hammam (Qatar) on 7 November 2005, FIFAMedia reported.

This brings the total number of FIFA members to benefit from the Goal Program to 176 and the number of projects that have been completed or have been approved and are in the planning stage to over 200. Of those projects, over 120 have already been completed.

The brainchild of FIFA president, Joseph Blatter, Goal projects are tailor-made to suit the needs and priorities of individual associations and have included the building and refurbishment of association headquarters to safeguard the independence of football administrations, the construction of technical centres and the provision of all-weather artificial pitches to raise standards and boost the facilities available at national and regional levels.

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