Mongolia

Mongolia is the eighth largest country in the World, but with a population of fewer than three million it is Earth’s least densely populated. Bordered to the south by the mighty Gobi desert, to the west by the imposing Altai Mountains and with the huge expanses of steppe and forest across the central plains it remains a true rugged, and very beautiful, wilderness. While the countryside remains populated by nomadic people living a traditional lifestyle, Mongolia’s capital, Ulan Bator, is a cosmopolitan, thriving city. Ulan Bator boasts a modern, state of the art National Stadium (completed in 2012) and it is here we will be hosted by the Mongolian Premier League for the Adventure Kicks tournament.

Football & Futsal – The Mongolian Premier League was established several years ago and comprises of 22 league teams across 2 divisions. The outdoor season runs from May to October due to climate restrictions. During the winter months all football is played indoor and there is a thriving futsal scene. Mongolia is currently ranked outside the world top 150 in the FIFA rankings.

View our gallery of images from our previous Mongolian trips

Local information

Currency = The Mongolian unit of currency is the tögrög (MNT). At current rate £1 = 2,300MNT

Flight time = Ten hours flight time, subject to route option

Time difference = Mongolian time is 7-8hrs ahead of GMT

Climate = Dependent on time of year this could be anything from -40C to 40C. During winter we play in a roofed and heated stadium.

Language = Mongolian, with many young English speakers

Religion = Buddism

Local cuisine = Within Ulan Bator all tastes are catered for with a vibrant restaurant scene.