Four nations

The Portuguese, Irish, Dutch and Italian football U-16 national teams will be playing in the Algarve next week.

Albufeira’s ‘Four Nations Tournament’ kicks off on Thursday, February 4 at Ferreiras and reaches its climax the following Monday.

Next month, from March 13 to 16, England’s U-17 UEFA European Championships squad will take on France, Portugal and the Ukraine as part of the Algarve’s highly regarded youth tournament.