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FC Goa to organise amateur five-a-side football tourney

THE GOAN NETWORK | MARCH 31, 2022, 12:15 AM IST

PANAJI
FC Goa will organise a 5-a-side, all-Goa amateur football tournament titled 'Road2Goa' from April 22.

The finals will be held on May 8, with a total prize money of Rs. 8 lakhs up for grabs, including Rs 2 lakhs for the winners and Rs 1.5 lakhs for the runners-up. Additionally, prize money winnings are guaranteed for achievements such as topping the group stages, winning each game in the knockout stages, and so on. However, the biggest prize of all might not be captured in figures with the 10 best players from the tournament set to be given an opportunity to represent FC Goa as part of their Futsal team.

The matches are set to be held on weekends across eight venues in Goa, four of which are in North Goa and the remaining four in the South. The tournament is open to all amateurs, corporates and any individuals willing to register a team with a squad size of 8-10 players.

The tournament will be organised in a group-cum-knockout format with each team playing a minimum of five matches. The top two teams from each group will qualify for the knockout stages. The entry fee for the tournament is fixed as Rs 10,000 per team.

In the long term, Road2Goa envisages to be an All-India tournament played across multiple cities with the best teams from each city competing in Goa in the grand finale that will be played across three days. Players registered for Goa Professional League (GPL) clubs in the 2021-22 season are not eligible to participate in the tournament.

To register for Road2Goa, log on to road2goa.fcgoa.in and contact +91 90224 48529 for more details.

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