Estádio António Coimbra da Mota

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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]

Stadium place or venue for (mostly) outdoor sports, concerts, or other events

A stadium is a place or venue for (mostly) outdoor sports, concerts, or other events and consists of a field or stage either partly or completely surrounded by a tiered structure designed to allow spectators to stand or sit and view the event.

Estoril Civil Parish in Lisbon, Portugal

Estoril is a town in the Municipality of Cascais, Portugal, on the Portuguese Riviera. Estoril is famed as a luxury entertainment destination on the Portuguese Riviera, as home of the Casino Estoril. Estoril is one of the most expensive places to live in Portugal and the Iberian Peninsula. It is home to a sizable foreign expat community and known for its luxury restaurants, hotels, and entertainment.. Cascais is consistently ranked for its high quality of living, making it one of the most livable places in Portugal.

Portugal Republic in Southwestern Europe

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Usage

Football

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

Sweden national football team mens national association football team representing Sweden

The Sweden national football team represents Sweden in association football and is controlled by the Swedish Football Association, the governing body for football in Sweden. Sweden's home ground is Friends Arena in Stockholm and the team is coached by Janne Andersson. From 1945 to late 1950s, they were considered one of the greatest teams in Europe.

UEFA Euro 2004 2004 edition of the UEFA Euro

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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]

Portugal national under-21 football team national association football team

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Exhibition game sporting event wherein the result has no external impact

An exhibition game is a sporting event whose prize money and impact on the player's or the team's rankings is either zero or otherwise greatly reduced. In team sports, matches of this type are often used to help coaches and managers select and condition players for the competitive matches of a league season or tournament. If the players usually play in different teams in other leagues, exhibition games offer an opportunity for the players to learn to work with each other. The games can be held between separate teams or between parts of the same team.

}} The Slovakia national under-21 football team, controlled by the Slovak Football Association, is Slovakia's national under 21 football team and is considered to be a feeder team for the Slovakia national football team.

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

The Cape Verde national football team, nicknamed either the Tubarões Azuis or Crioulos (Creoles), is the national team of Cape Verde and is controlled by the Cape Verdean Football Federation.

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.

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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