Algarve training camp

By TPN/Lusa, in Sport, Football · 12-02-2021 01:00:00 · 0 Comments

The Portuguese women's football team has begun training in Lagos, Algarve in preparation for the final two Group E qualifying games for Europe, with Finland and Scotland.

Captain Cláudia Neto (Fiorentina) and Vanessa Marques (Ferencvaros) and Diana Silva (Aston Villa) are not able to join the training session, due to commitments at their respective clubs.

In the Algarve, after conducting Covid-19 screening tests, the women's team, led by Francisco Neto, will have daily training sessions until 16 February, the day that they will then travel to Helsinki.

The team plays first with Finland, on 19 February, at a time when the two teams lead Group E on equal points, followed by the game against the already eliminated Scotland, on 23 February, in Larnaca, Cyprus.

The game against the Scots will be on neutral ground, after an agreement between the two Federations and with UEFA's authorisation in view of the restrictions on flights between the United Kingdom and Portugal, due to the pandemic.

For the European Championship, to be played in 2022 in England, the winning teams of the nine groups will immediately proceed to the next round, plus the three second best teams, while the remaining six will take part in 'play-offs' for the remaining three places, in April.

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