|The Việt Nam Youth Football Training Centre has been upgraded after receiving financial support from FIFA. Photo pvf.com.vn|
HÀ NỘI — FIFA, football's world governing body, has invested US$2.7 million to develop Vietnamese football.
This money will be used in a series of projects including renovating flood-lights, stadiums, training equipment, medical equipment and renovation of dormitories used by Vietnamese national team players.
Recently, the Việt Nam Youth Football Training Centre has been upgraded after receiving the financial support from FIFA.
According to FIFA’s official website, the Vietnamese centre is the latest in a series of FIFA Forward projects aimed at improving the Southeast Asian country's football infrastructure and facilities.
FIFA said: “Constructed in 2008, the Việt Nam Youth Football Training Centre facilities were in serious need of an upgrade. With strong support from FIFA Forward, the Việt Nam Football Federation (VFF) wasted no time embarking on a long-term renovation.”
The training centre has spend $547,509 to build 19 additional rooms to bring the total number to 38.
The centre with modern equipment now can serve the national team, U23 team as well as the women's team.
In addition, it also provides good facilities for referee training courses, serving many foreign teams coming to Việt Nam to participate in continental and regional tournaments.
Trần Quốc Tuấn, chairman of the VFF said: “Currently, the Việt Nam Youth Football Training Centre plays a key role in comprehensively supporting the Vietnamese national teams.
“The renovated accommodation will provide the national teams with better living conditions and improve training and pre-competition preparations.
"This is effective and practical support from FIFA for us to continue developing Vietnamese football.” VNS