For the Love of Football

Football is a game loved all over the world, people might be separated by geographies or language but the passion for the game unites them 🙂 Recently, when we spent a wandering week in Goa (October 2017), we had a beautiful encounter with the display of sheer passion. Interestingly, this was also the period when ‘2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup’ was taking place in India and few of the matches were held in Margoa, South Goa (Fatorda Stadium). We were staying just few kilometers from the stadium and witnessed few of the practice sessions, however, the practice off the field caught our attention more.

Here is the photo story, all the pictures are shot at Benaulim Beach, South Goa

Football 1

I have never played Football like this but while I looked at these kids, I could feel the excitement and a burst of energy

Football 5

Football 4

Football 3

Football Final

And that is the perfect goal!! That moment and to be able to capture it on Camera gave me a HIGH.



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42 thoughts on “For the Love of Football

  1. Even I didn’t play like that 😊 nice captures 📷

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  2. That last photo is fabulous! It’s good to see kids having fun with a ball anywhere in the world.

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  3. You were at the right time and right place to get the photo of the ball on the foot and that big bird flying by just then- what a huge bird in flight that looks like an eagle or hawk – what was it?

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  4. Beautiful shots !!

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  5. How lovely and exciting !! Full of adventure and excitement post

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  6. Beautiful pictures! 🙂

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  7. I’ve never played football like this with abandon and so much thrill in the water. Playing football in the water seems to be the toughest part but admire the energy of those kids.

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    • Same here ☺️ Never got to play football…I remember my brother used to play and his favourite time was to play in rain. These kids on the beach were having such great time, I was missing my childhood as I watched them play. Have a great day.

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      • I played in childhood and often see peeps playing at the park where I go for walk. Reminds me of street football in SoBo outside Fort in the rain with the kids playing on the road, barefoot. Gosh! Those Mumbai memories can screw the mind and so fucking vivid.

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      • Oh yeah, Street Football! I have seen boys playing in Goa too, reminded me of Mumbai. Both the places get so much rain, ample opportunity for football lovers.

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      • Yeps! I love the place where Mumbai University back gate is and opposite banks with tapdi. That’s where those kids were playing 🙂

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  8. Awesome pics. Loved that post.

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  9. Great shots. My cricket club in 1960s London had a regular fixture with the State Bank of India. Our opponents all communicated with each other in English, because that was their only common language

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  10. Wonderful!!! 😃

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  11. Love that last shot…priceless. 🙂

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  12. The last photo is classic! When I lived in Africa, I remember that kids started kicking balls almost as soon as the y could walk! 🙂 –Curt

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  13. You captured their joy wonderfully! To kids, play, and football! 🙂

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  14. Nice snaps! 👍👍

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  15. Its simply the best ever sport in the whole world

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  16. “Passion for the game unites us all” ~ very well said.
    And suddenly i want to go out and play football 🙂

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  17. So lucky! Football is THE best sport ever! Used to play in university. Getting to watch Messi play is like a life long dream of mine.

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