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Guatemala in International Tournament in Libya

Written by Tom Johson - 9-17-09

Tripoli, Libya - Brazil, Spain, Guatemala, Solomon Islands and Libya will take part in an international futsal tournament to be held from 5 to 12 October in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, sports sources told PANA here.

Futsal is a variant of association football that is mainly played indoors with five players a side.

The kick-off date of the tournament 5 October will coincide with the anniversary of the Unionist march, organised in 1961 by Libyan leader Mouammar Kadhafi, then a student.

The logo of the event symbolises the African continent surrounded by the Libyan desert, the green wall and colours of countries participating in the sports event.

A website in different international languages, dedicated to the tournament, has been launched and contains complete information on the evolution of futsal in Libya as well as the country's achievements and results in the sport.