Beach Soccer Worldwide (BSWW) announced that it is organising India’s first professional Beach Soccer Championship in Goa.

The Goa Football Association (GFA) and The Goa Football Development Council (GFDC) are backing the officially sanctioned event, which will become a bi-annual feature in India.

The tournament will see the participation of prominent players from Goa’s popular football clubs and other prominent teams from around the country.

This first edition of the tournament will be held in Goa from February 7-10, in accordance with official sporting rules as laid out by BSWW. The tournament boasts of an exciting format of the sport of soccer, one that requires a fun surrounding, the right attitude and minimal equipment.

The teams will comprise of 10 players each – five on field and as many substitutes. The duration of play will include three periods of 12 minutes each, with a break of three minutes. In case of a tie at the end of regular time, there’s a three-minute extra time, before the penalty shootout.

The tournament will see the teams battle it out for a grand prize of Rs 2 lakh and will take home the champions trophy.

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