Dempo, Sporting Clube to headline inaugural beach soccer tourney

Goa will host the inaugural edition of India’s first professional beach soccer championship, Barefoot 2013, at Calangute beach from February 5 to 10.
The tournament will be played in accordance with official sporting rules as laid out by Beach Soccer Worldwide (BSWW) and will see participation from Dempo Sports Club and Sporting Clube De Goa amongst many other football clubs in the state. More than 48 clubs have confirmed their participation for the event.
Goa Football Association (GFA) and Goa Football Development Council (GFDC) are backing the officially sanctioned event, which will become a bi-annual feature in India. The tournament is inviting participation from players belonging to prominent teams from around the country in addition to the Goan clubs. [NT]