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Korea Football Association concludes 22 years of association with Paju NFC, the ‘home of the national team’

The Korea Football Association has completed 22 years of association with Paju NFC (National Team Training Center), which was used as a ‘home’ for national team players.The Football Association announced on the 4th, “All of the association’s employees who were residing at Paju NFC moved their work spaces to the Football Center in Jongno-gu, Seoul on the 2nd,” and added, “The Paju era of the national soccer team, which lasted for about 22 years since 2001, has come to an end.”The contractual end date for use with Paju City is the 23rd, but the association reported that employees had moved their work locations in advance to ensure smooth work.Paju NFC opened in November 2001.The construction of a training center exclusively for the national team was a long-held dream of the soccer world. The government accepted the association’s suggestion that such facilities are necessary to achieve excellent results in the 2002 Korea-Japan World Cup, and Paju City cooperated to build six natural grass fields and one artificial grass field, as well as lodging, restaurants, and offices near Tongil Garden in Tanhyeon-myeon. The back came in.The national team, which honed its skills here, achieved remarkable results and ushered in the heyday of Korean soccer.

They achieved achievements such as advancing to the semifinals of the 2002 World Cup and the round of 16 of the 2010 World Cup, winning the 2010 Under-17 Women’s World Cup, winning a bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympics, and finishing second in the 2019 U-20 World Cup.An official from the Football Association said, “We are grateful to Paju City for contributing to the development of Korean football through its support and cooperation.”The Korea Football Association, which is building the ‘Korea Football Center’ in Cheonan, South Chungcheong Province, with an area four times the size of Paju NFC, plans to disperse national team training at each level for the time being using facilities in various locations, including the three football centers (Cheonan, Changwon, and Mokpo). am.In addition, local governments and private facilities are also utilized.The association said, “Youth development is based in Mokpo, Jeollanam-do and Changwon, Gyeongnam, and leader training has been in operation since 2019, centered in Yangsan, Gyeongnam. We believe we will be able to operate without a hitch until the Korea Football Center is built in Cheonan 무료슬롯게임 next year. “He said.

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