10 FOOTBALL ASSOCIATIONS

MONGOLIAN FF

President, Mongolian Football Association:Ganbold Buyannemekh
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Association Established :1959
FIFA Member Since :1998
Number of players :14,000
(as of 2006, May)
In 1959 the Mongolia Football Association was started and in 1988 FIFA welcomed them as a member which demonstrates their exciting and brief history. It can reach 40 degrees in summer and minus 40 in winter. Snow covers the ground for 6 months of the year meaning the domestic league can only run between July and September. However this short period is when the local players play for everything. The league is known for rough play every year and the giant clubs such as ERCHIM and KHOROMKHON are among the 8 clubs who challenge for the league title. This is understandable in such rough conditions. The players travel between schools trying to spread football up to twice a week. In the capital of Ulan Bator, an indoor dome is under construction (scheduled to be completed in 2015) that will allow sports in any weather which will surely have a large impact on sports in the future. Mongolia national team MF Zorigt Battulga confirmed that by saying “If we can play all year round, the players can definitely improve their level”. The progress of football now depends on the passion of those who love football in Mongolia.

As of July 2009