The southwestern Portugal walking trail offers dreamlike views from the mountains to the sea


To the beat of a tribal drum, Portuguese supporters shout “Ugal! round trip through Estádio Algarve. The football stadium is at a quarter of its capacity due to Covid restrictions and almost the entire crowd of 7,000 at this World Cup qualifier is Portuguese. In a sea of ​​red, green and gold flags, there is a single flash of green, white and orange as a lone Irish supporter sings “Go boys in green” alongside a tricolor banner .

This voice is heard, but despite the lead of the Republic of Ireland and the work of Troy by Irish goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu, Cristiano Ronaldo is ruining our hopes of qualifying for the World Cup in the dying moments.

I leave the stadium disappointed but proud of a young Irish team who I believe have played with style and endurance.


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