Road to Euro 2016: Portugal plays Armenia at Estádio do Algarve

Local football fans will have a unique chance to see Cristiano Ronaldo and fellow Portuguese stars show off their skills in the Algarve later this year as the national football team will be playing Armenia at Estádio do Algarve on November 14.
The match is part of the national team’s qualifiers for the Euro 2016. Portugal has said that it has high hopes for the competition – desperate to make up for its disappointing performance in this summer’s World Cup in Brazil.
But to make it to the Euro, Portugal will have to face off against Denmark, Serbia, Armenia and Albania in Group I of the qualifying stage.
Teams finishing in first and second place of their groups will automatically qualify for the competition, as well as the best performing third place team. The remaining eight teams that place third will then battle it out in a playoff.
But before Portugal takes on Armenia, it will be facing Albania in Aveiro (September 7) and Denmark in Copenhagen (October 14).
The match will be Portugal’s seventh at Estádio do Algarve – a venue at which the national team has never lost.
Portugal’s first game at the stadium was a friendly played in February 2004 against England, which ended with a 1-1 tie, and since then, the team has beaten Luxembourg twice (6-0 and 5-0), Finland (1-0), Panama (2-0) and the Netherlands (1-1).