parliamentarians from Portugal to play football friendly match against Member’s of goa legislative assembly on 28th of this month in goa

27/04/2015 …. EXCLUSIVE :::  in a way of creating better relationships between goa and Portugal through sports a group of parliamentarians from Portugal would be down in goa to play a football friendly match against the goa legislative assembly member’s this month as a goodwill gesture…
The friendly football match would be held on 28th of this month under floodlights at the pandit Jawaharlal Nehru stadium at fatorda margao starting at 6 pm and would be attend by several cabinet ministers from the state …
A total of 42 to 50 member including staff of Portugal parliamentarians delegation would be in goa on for a four days visit from 28th of this month where in on first day the Portuguese delegation would make a visit to the goa state legislative assembly complex at porvorim in the morning and interact with members of goa legislative assembly, along with the state minister’s after which speaker of goa legislative assembly rajendra arlekar would host a lunch for the delegation …
Later in the evening the delegation would leave to the football stadium at fatorda where in a 11 member team of Portugal parliamentarians would play a friendly football match against goan legislative assembly team after which sports minister of goa ramesh tawadkar would host a dinner for the group ….
Arrangements have also been done to relay the live commentary of the football friendly match through Portuguese and English language
Nri commissioner dr wlifred mesquita said that as cricket was a religion in india fofotball was the same in portugal and since every goan had the love for the game of football he expected a huge crowd for the game
State minister like Avertano furtado, mla’s glen ticlo, Benjamin silva, caitu silva and carlos almeida seems to have confirmed their participation for the friendly match and even an invite seems to have even gone to the opposition mlas to be a part of the 22 member squad of the goa legislative football who will have its warm up practice session on 27th of this month for the concerned football friendly match
Speaking to reporter fisheries minister avertano furtado said that said that goa was happy to have a group of parliamentarians from Portugal visiting goa playing a football friendly match against the state legislators
Sources also stated that in the four days visit the Portugal parliamentary delegation would also play friendly matches in basketball, hold race in cycling and be a part of the Portuguese nite at club vasco da agama in the capital city  

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