Ladies first

While Olympic champions America will be gunning for their third consecutive title during the 16th women’s football ‘Mundialito’ Algarve Cup set to be played out from Vila Real de Santo António to Lagos between March 4 and 11, Wales are the surprise addition to the competition’s Group C.

While not directly involved in the battle for the top three places, the relative newcomers to the game will be hoping to gain valuable experience against hosts Portugal, improving Poland and debutants Austria.