Barefoot 2013: Eagles exit in the second round

Dempo Beach Soccer Team

Dempo Sports Club (U-20) beach soccer team crashed out of the inaugural “Barefoot 2013” beach soccer tournament in the second round match played at Calangute in North Goa.

In a well attended first round on the second day of the Barefoot Fest, Dempo Juniors defeated C J Brothers 2-1 in sudden death. Though the game began with a goal from Shafin Khan in favor of C J Brothers, Dempo’s Basilieo Fernandes leveled scores with a cracking goal towards the end of the second half.

The match went into a penalty shootout where Shalom Pires from Dempo Juniors scored for his team while C J Brothers missed the net.

However, Dempo Juniors did not qualify for the pre-quarters being held on Feb 7 owing to a loss to a 2-0 loss to Piedade Y Association in their second match.

Barefoot 2013 is the first organised beach football tournament in India which is organised by SE TransStadia Pvt. Ltd, who holds the exclusive rights from Beach Soccer World Wide (BSWW) to promote beach soccer in India.