Estádio António Coimbra da Mota

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Coordinates: 38°42′58″N 9°24′22″W / 38.716°N 9.406°W / 38.716; -9.406

Estádio António Coimbra da Mota
Full name Estádio António Coimbra da Mota
Location Estoril, Portugal
Built 1938
Opened 1 January 1939
Renovated 2009–2010
Owner Estoril Praia
Surface Grass
Capacity 8000
Field size 105 x 70 metres
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 8000 spectators.[1] The stadium also plays host to Estoril's reserve team home games.[2]

Usage[edit]

Football[edit]

The Swedish national football team used the stadium as a training ground in preparation for UEFA Euro 2004.[3][4] Following two months after that announcement, the Swedish Football Association visited the stadium to view its facilities and approve its use for its national team to train in during the European Championships.[5] The Swedish side reached the quarter-final stage after being knocked out of the tournament by the Netherlands who defeated them on penalties following a 0-0 draw in normal time.[6]

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.[7]

Rugby[edit]

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[edit]

  1. ^ a b "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. ^ "Estádio António Coimbra da Mota". gloriasdopassado.blogspot.co.uk (in Portuguese). 14 May 2007. Retrieved 10 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "Selecções definem locais de estágio" [Teams define location stages]. Record (in Portuguese). 6 January 2004. Retrieved 10 July 2012. 
  5. ^ "Suecos visitam Coimbra da Mota" [Swedes visit Coimbra da Mota]. Record (in Portuguese). 10 March 2004. Retrieved 10 July 2012. 
  6. ^ "Dutch delight in quarter-final shoot-out". UEFA.com. 27 June 2004. Retrieved 10 July 2012. 
  7. ^ "Selecção Nacional - Sub-21 - Época 2011/2012" [National Selection - under-21 - Season 2011/12]. FPF (in Portuguese). 10 July 2012. Retrieved 10 July 2012. 

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