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International football

Two international youth football tournaments will be played in the Algarve in the first week of February.

Under 16 and under 17 tournaments will take place over a six-day period.

The under 16s will kick off on February 3 at the Lagos Municipal Stadium at noon, with Italy taking on Israel.

Then, at 4pm, the Netherlands and Portugal meet at Nora Stadium, Ferreiras.

This tournament continues on February 5 when the Netherlands play Israel in Lagos at noon and Portugal play Italy in Ferreiras at 4pm.

The under 16 matches will conclude on February 7 with Israel facing Portugal at Quarteira’s Municipal Stadium at noon followed by a match between Italy and the Netherlands at the Silves Dr. Vieira Stadium at 4pm.

Meanwhile, the under 17 teams, including England, Portugal, France and the Netherlands, will start their matches on February 2, when Portugal face England in Parchal’s Bela Vista Stadium at 3pm.

A game between the Netherlands and France will kick off at the same time in the Municipal Stadium of Albufeira.

On February 4 at 3pm, Portugal meet France in Parchal, while England and the Netherlands play at the Loulé Municipal Stadium.

The final two matches will be played on February 6 at the Josinho Costa Stadium in Lagoa where France versus England will play at 10.30am, and in Parchal where Portugal and the Netherlands will conclude the tournament at 12pm.

A member of the organising team, Paul Kronenburg, said: “All support from local football fans is welcomed!”

For more information, please contact Paul on 936 905 042 or e-mail on [email protected].

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