Estádio Algarve

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Estádio Algarve
EstadioAlgarve.JPG
Location São João da Venda, Algarve, Portugal
Capacity 30,305
SurfaceGrass
Scoreboard Philips
Construction
Opened2004
Architect Populous [1]
(formerly HOK Sport Venue Event)
Tenants
Farense (formerly)
Louletano (formerly)
Gibraltar national football team (2013-2017) (temporary)
Portugal national football team (selected matches)
Algarve United (disbanded)

The Estádio Algarve is an association football stadium located between Faro and Loulé, in Portugal. It was the former home of Farense and Louletano, having received some Olhanense and Portimonense matches during their respective stadiums' works of renovation. From 2004 to 2013, Louletano shared the stadium with Sporting Clube Farense.

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Faro, Portugal Municipality in Algarve, Portugal

Faro is a municipality and bishopric, the southernmost city and seat of the district of the same name, in the Algarve region of southern Portugal. With a population of 118,000 inhabitants in 2011, the municipality covers an area of about 202.57 km2 (78.21 sq mi).

Loulé Municipality in Algarve, Portugal

Loulé is a municipality in the Portuguese Algarve, district of Faro. In 2011, the population had 70,622 inhabitants, in an area of approximately 763.67 square kilometres (294.85 sq mi). The municipality have two principal cities: Loulé and Quarteira.

The Estádio Algarve was also the temporary home ground of the Gibraltar national football team [2] and it also hosts the final match of the Algarve Cup, a major annual international tournament in women's football.

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The Algarve Cup is an invitational tournament for national teams in women's association football hosted by the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF). Held annually in the Algarve region of Portugal since 1994, it is one of the most prestigious and longest-running women's international football events and has been nicknamed the "Mini FIFA Women's World Cup".

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The stadium has a capacity of 30,305 and was built for the Euro 2004 tournament. Aside from football, it has also hosted music festivals and concerts, and was temporarily converted into a super special stage during the 2007 Rally Portugal (part of the 2007 World Rally Championship season).

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The Estádio Algarve was designed in the summer of 2000 to UEFA and FIFA standards by Populous. The design team included WS Atkins engineers and local partners including Marobal. The design is regional in nature, alluding to the maritime traditions of Portugal and harmonising with the distinctive local landscape. The stadium is considered a model small/regional flexible use stadium for European football and cultural events, being one of the most used stadiums in Portugal, compared to others used for matches in the main Portuguese Football League.

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Populous is a global architectural and design practice specializing in sports facilities, arenas and convention centers, as well as the planning and design of major special events.

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The stadium hosted the inaugural Algarve Challenge Cup tournament on 22 and 24 July 2008 that saw Cardiff City, Celtic, Middlesbrough, and Vitória de Guimarães in action. Cardiff City were the eventual winners of the tournament with victories over Celtic and Vitória.

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Euro 2004 Matches

DateResultRound
12 June 2004Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 1–0Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Group A
20 June 2004Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 2–1Flag of Greece.svg  Greece Group A
26 June 2004Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 0–0 (4–5 p)Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands Quarter-finals

Portugal national football team

The following national team matches were held in the stadium. [3]

#DateScoreOpponentCompetition
1.18 February 20041–1Flag of England.svg  England Friendly
2.3 September 20056–0Flag of Luxembourg.svg  Luxembourg 2006 World Cup qualification
3.11 February 20091–0Flag of Finland.svg  Finland Friendly
4.10 August 20115–0Flag of Luxembourg.svg  Luxembourg Friendly
5.15 August 20122–0Flag of Panama.svg  Panama Friendly
6.14 August 20131–1Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands Friendly
7.14 November 20141–0Flag of Armenia.svg  Armenia Euro 2016 qualifying
8.13 November 20164–1Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia 2018 World Cup qualification
9.6 September 20181–1Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia Friendly

Gibraltar national football team

The following national team matches were held in the stadium. [4]

#DateScoreOpponentCompetition
1.19 November 20130–0Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia Friendly
2.4 June 20141–0Flag of Malta.svg  Malta Friendly
3.7 September 20140–7Flag of Poland.svg  Poland UEFA Euro 2016 Qualifier
4.14 October 20140–3Flag of Georgia.svg  Georgia UEFA Euro 2016 Qualifier
5.13 June 20150–7Flag of Germany.svg  Germany UEFA Euro 2016 Qualifier
6.4 September 20150–4Flag of Ireland.svg  Republic of Ireland UEFA Euro 2016 Qualifier
7.11 October 20150–6Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland UEFA Euro 2016 Qualifier
8.6 September 20161–4Flag of Greece.svg  Greece 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
9.10 October 20160–6Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
10.9 June 20171–2Flag of Cyprus.svg  Cyprus 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
11.3 September 20170–4Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg  Bosnia and Herzegovina 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
12.7 October 20170–6Flag of Estonia.svg  Estonia 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification

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References

  1. Estádio Algarve Archived 2011-10-08 at the Wayback Machine architect: Populous
  2. "Gibraltar: Can Uefa's newest football nation rock Europe?". BBC . Retrieved 19 November 2013.
  3. "Seleção A". Portuguese Football Federation . Retrieved 22 March 2017.
  4. "Gibraltar - List of International Matches". RSSSF . Retrieved 22 March 2017.