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Mongolian government to organize nationwide football program among children and teenagers

02-10-2012 09:25 BJT

ULAN BATOR, Feb. 10 (Xinhua) -- In a conference held on Thursday in Mongolian State Palace, Mongolian Prime Minister Sukhbaatar Batbold said the government will implement "Children-Football-Future" program in the secondary schools of the country in order to lift the popularity of the sport in the country.

"As Prime Minister, I have decided to organize 'Dream Team' basketball program and football program 'children-football-future' among the students of secondary schools in order to support physical education of children and teenagers. I'm very happy that teachers and principals of the secondary schools support this initiative," said Batbold.

Mongolian PM said the government is taking many measures to improve physical education and sports among the population and assigned all relevant ministries to equip all secondary schools with standard sports gym within 2013.

Mongolian Football Federation has been working with Asian Football federation and FIFA since 2000 and implemented several programs to develop football as a popular sport in Mongolia.

FIFA is financing expansion and renovation of football stadia of Mongolian Football Federation in 2012.

Editor:Zhang Rui |Source: Xinhua

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