The Portuguese women's soccer team is concentrated today in Lagos, in the Algarve, where preparations for the last two Group E qualifying games for the Europeans, with Finland and Scotland, begin.
Captain Cláudia Neto (Fiorentina) and Vanessa Marques (Ferencvaros) and Diana Silva (Aston Villa) will not be allowed to join later, due to commitments at the respective clubs.
In the Algarve, after conducting screening tests at covid-19, the women's team, led by Francisco Neto, will have daily and bid training sessions until next Tuesday, the day he travels to Helsinki.
The team plays first with Finland, on February 19, at a time when the two teams lead the group E on equal points, followed by the game against the already eliminated Scotland, in 23, in Larnaca, Cyprus.
The commitment to the Scots will be on neutral ground, after agreement between the two Federations and with UEFA's authorization in view of the restrictions on flights between the United Kingdom and Portugal, due to the pandemic of the new coronavirus.
For the European Championship, to be played in 2022 in England, the winning teams of the nine groups are directly counted, plus the three best seconds, while the remaining six will play a 'play-off' for three more spots in April.