Paraguay WNT Training Center: A boost to women’s power in football
Paraguay has taken a step to add more support for its women’s national team by inaugurating a training Center. It has been architected with financial assistance from CONMEBOL’s Evolucion Programme, FIFA Forward Programme, and the APF – Paraguay Football Association.
Robert Harrison, the President of the APF, said that the project had marked a before & after for women’s Football in Paraguay.
The new training Center for the women’s national team is a state-of-the-art, high-performance center at its best. It features seven pitches, stands for spectators, facilities for media, and a gymnasium. What attracts more attention is the facility of two separate accommodations for the players. One set is for experienced players, and the other is for new players.
Opening the new training Center ratifies Robert Harrison’s commitment along with his executive committee. The mission is to support the growth of the women’s national team in the country.
As per the sports industry news, Gianni Infantino, the President of FIFA, shares the same mission statement, making it a priority in his vision for 2020-2023. Infantino was in attendance at the opening of the new training Center. He said that he was delighted to witness the opening of the Center, which has been built dedicatedly to serve the women’s national team.
Calling it a great example, Infantino said that it highlights how member associations and continental confederations can work to develop Football in collaboration with FIFA.
The APF, following the inauguration, honored Infantino with the Alfonso Capurro Medal, the highest honor that recognizes his contributions to Football.
Other key figures in attendance were:-
- Mario Abdo Benitez, the President of Paraguay
- Alejandro Dominguez, the President of CONMEBOL
- Claudio Tapia, the President of the Argentina Football Association
- Fernando Costa, the President of the Bolivia Football Association
- Pablo Milad, the President of the Chile Football Association
- Ramon Jesurun, the President of the Columbia Football Association
- Francisco Egas, the President of the Ecuador Football Association
- Augustin Lozano, the President of the Peru Football Association
- Ignacio Alonso, the President of the Uruguay Football Association
Paraguay has qualified for the playoff tournament, where the women’s team will compete for the final slot in the upcoming Women’s FIFA World Cup, which is scheduled to start on July 20, 2023. It will end on August 20, 2023, with either of the two finalists taking home the world champion title.
The developments come ahead of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, which is set to start on November 20, 2022. Some of the best FIFA betting sites have partnered to host betting events. Registered users can check for tournament notifications, and new users can quickly register to get started.
Paraguay has earlier taken a step in promoting Football by launching the Football for Schools program in the country. Also known as the F4S Programme, it is estimated to reach 100 schools in the country during the initial phase.