Portugal and England in vital matches

While the Portugal v. Cyprus and England v. Bulgaria European qualifying matches take place later tonight (Friday), it is the UEFA Under 21 European Championship qualifier at 6pm that holds most local interest.

The Portugal squad includes four Portimonense players, Ventura, Pedro Moreira, Candeias and Andre Pinto, who scored in the 2-2 draw with P.Ferreira at the weekend.

Olhanense’s João Gonçlaves and last season’s loan players Castro and Ukra, now back at FC Porto, are also in the squad.

Manchester United’s Bebé, signed for nine million Euros from V.Guimarães two weeks ago, gets his first call-up.

Only one point separates the two teams who are chasing Greece who currently lead the group.