Estádio António Coimbra da Mota

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Coordinates: 38°42′57.0″N9°24′23.0″W / 38.715833°N 9.406389°W / 38.715833; -9.406389

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Estádio António Coimbra da Mota
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Full nameEstádio António Coimbra da Mota
Location Alcabideche, Portugal
Owner Estoril Praia
Capacity 8,000
Field size105 x 70 metres
SurfaceGrass
Construction
Built1938
Opened1 January 1939
Renovated2009–2010
Tenants
Estoril Praia

Estadio António Coimbra da Mota is a multi-use stadium in Estoril, Portugal. It is currently used mostly for football matches and is the home stadium of Primeira Liga side G.D. Estoril Praia. [1] The stadium has a capacity to hold 8,000 spectators. [1] The stadium also plays host to Estoril's reserve team home games. [2]

Usage

Football

The Swedish national football team used the stadium as a training ground in preparation for UEFA Euro 2004. [3]

The stadium has also played host to matches of Portuguese youth team games most notably the Portuguese national under-21 football team, the most recent match being on 9 September 2011 in a Friendly match against the Slovakian national under-21 football team in a 1–1 draw. [4]

On 31 March 2015, the senior Portugal team played at the ground, in a 02 friendly defeat against Cape Verde. [5]

On 15 January 2018 a crack appeared in the away stand during a match versus Porto, forcing its evacuation and abandonment of the game at half time. [6]

On November 8, 2018, the stadium hosted an international friendly between the US and Portuguese Women's national teams. [7]

Rugby

The stadium has also played host to games involving the Portuguese national rugby union team, most recently being against the Ukraine in a 2006 European Nations Cup First Division match and against Uruguay in a 2007 Rugby World Cup repechage qualification match.

References

  1. 1 2 "António Coimbra da Mota". ZeroZero (in Portuguese). 10 July 2012. Retrieved 10 July 2012.
  2. "Grupo Desportivo Estoril Praia [Reserve Squad]". ZeroZero. 11 July 2012. Retrieved 11 July 2012.
  3. "Suecos visitam Coimbra da Mota" [Swedes visit Coimbra da Mota]. Record (in Portuguese). 10 March 2004. Retrieved 10 July 2012.
  4. "Selecção Nacional - Sub-21 - Época 2011/2012" [National Selection - under-21 - Season 2011/12]. FPF (in Portuguese). 10 July 2012. Retrieved 10 July 2012.[ permanent dead link ]
  5. "Portugal 0-2 Cape Verde Islands". BBC Sport. 31 March 2015. Retrieved 31 March 2015.
  6. "Estoril v Porto abandoned after cracks appear in stadium". BBC Sport. 16 January 2018. Retrieved 17 January 2018.
  7. http://www.espn.com/soccer/match?gameId=527972