On Sunday, 28 August, FIFA President Gianni Infantino visited the sports complex of the Costa Rican Football Association (FCRF) in Alajuela, where he held a series of meetings and cut the ribbon on a football pitch funded by FIFA’s Forward Programme.
The pitch inauguration was also attended by Costa Rican President Rodrigo Chaves Robles, FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura, and FCRF President Rodolfo Villalobos, as well as other dignitaries, leaders and prominent figures from the world of football.
The delegation then took a tour of the complex’s facilities, which included the new natural-grass pitch. The work was initiated in March 2022 and concluded three months later. The pitch represents part of the legacy of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Costa Rica 2022™ and will be exclusively used by women’s teams. In fact, during the tournament, it was used as an official training pitch, and a commemorative plaque to mark the moment was unveiled.