Local players picked

Three of Olhanense’s young stars, João Gonçalves, Castro and Ukra, together with Rui Pedro of Portimonense, were selected as members of the Portugal squad that this week was participating in the Madeira International Football Tournament.

Cape Verde, Finland and a Madeira Select team completed the line-up. Portugal were using the event as preparation for the UEFA  Under 21 Championship 2011. In the qualifying group, Portugal will be up against Lithuania, Macedonia, Greece and England, who they will play away in November this year and at home in September 2010.