National soccer team, 22-year Paju NFC era ends In Cheonan starting next year

The contract with Paju City to use the national training center has ended.
The size of the Korea Football Center in Cheonan is four times that of Paju NFC.

The national soccer team’s Paju era ended. The Korea Football Association said goodbye to the National Team Training Center (NFC) in Paju, Gyeonggi-do, which served as a home for national teams at all levels.

On the 3rd, the association announced, “The Paju era of the national soccer team, which lasted for about 22 years since 2001, has come to an end.”

The end date of use under the contract with Paju City is the 23rd, but workers have already moved to the Jongno-gu Soccer Center as of the 2nd to ensure a smooth start to work in the new year.

Paju NFC, whose official name is ‘National Football Team Training Center’, opened in November 2001.

The establishment of a national team training center was not only a long-awaited dream of the soccer world, but was also the result of the government’s acceptance of the association’s suggestion that it was necessary for excellent performance in the 2002 Korea-Japan World Cup and Paju City’s active cooperation.

Six natural grass fields, one artificial grass field, as well as lodging, a restaurant, a classroom, a physical training center, and work space were located on a site of approximately 110,000 m2 (34,000 pyeong) near Tongil Dongsan in Tanhyeon-myeon, Paju.

The Taegeuk Warriors, who honed their skills while training at Paju NFC, achieved remarkable results and ushered in a golden era for Korean soccer.

In addition to reaching the quarterfinals of the 2002 Korea-Japan World Cup, the team advanced to the round of 16 of the 2010 South Africa World Cup, won the first FIFA tournament for the 2010 women’s 17-year-old national team, won a bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympics, and finished second at the 2019 U-20 World Cup. .

As the venue for youth soccer competitions, it also became a competition ground for aspiring athletes.

It was also used as a space to train soccer personnel such as coaches and referees, and was sometimes opened to the general public to provide experience opportunities for club members and fans. 파워볼사이트

An association official said, “It was possible because Paju City provided land ahead of the 2002 World Cup. “We are grateful to Paju City for contributing to the development of Korean soccer through its support and cooperation.”

As the 22-year service agreement between the association and Paju City ends, the association plans to disperse and operate various functions performed at Paju NFC for the time being.

For national team training at each level, we plan to use local government and private facilities, including the three soccer centers in Cheonan, Changwon, and Gojeong.

Youth development is based in Mokpo and Changwon, and leader education has been operated in Yangsan since 2019, so it is expected that the function will be performed without a hitch until the ‘Korea Football Center’ is built in Cheonan next year.

The ‘Korea Football Center‘, which will become a new landmark, has a total size of approximately 470,000 m2, which is four times the size of Paju NFC.

A total of 11 soccer fields, a stadium, a lodging building, an indoor soccer field, a soccer museum, a gymnasium, and recreational sports facilities will be built. 슬롯사이트

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