Known as the “Pearl of the Orient”, Goa is located on the western coast of India. The utterly magnificent scenic beauty and architectural splendours of Goa will never cease to make one feel in awe. Goa is beaches and sea, but it is much more than that. Goa has a multi-hued and distinctive lifestyle from the rest of India because it has been the meeting point of races, religions and cultures of East and West over the years. A quintessential holiday Indian sojourn, Goa is India’s richest state with a GDP per capita two and a half times that of the country as a whole.
Being a colony of the Portuguese, one thing that got embedded in Goan culture was the love for football. The culture of football in Goa is different from the rest of the country because of the idiosyncratic roots in the activities of an indigenized Catholic Church, an antiquity of emigration, and in the process of decolonisation.