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Promising start

The Portuguese U-18 team beat their Turkish counterparts 2-0 and 3-1 in two successive games staged in Lagos and Olhão last week.

If anything, their two years younger U-16 colleagues looked even more impressive albeit in defeat.

Woefull finishing was largely to blame for ‘Holland Tournament’ reversals against the Dutch (0-2) and Italians (2-3) at Ferreiras and the closing encounter with Israel now offers the last chance

at redemption.