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Portuguese side at the Ricoh this weekend

Coventry City round off their pre-season with a home game against Boavista of Portugal on Saturday.

The Panthers are the second biggest club in Portugal's second city Oporto and play their home games at the 28,000-capacity Estadio do Bessa.

League champions in 2001, they have also won five Portuguese cups and regularly play in Europe.

They are currently coached by ex-Benfica manager Manuel Jesualdo Ferreira and among the famous names to have appeared in their distinctive black-and-white chequred shirts in the past are Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, Nuno Gomes and Armando Petit, the last two of whom were in Portugal's 2006 World Cup squad.


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Writer:Site Staff
Date:Thursday July 27 2006
Time: 8:11AM

Comments

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nice if we win
matty@789
27/07/2006 14:54:00
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Could be Mcsheffrey's last match if all the rumours are right.
wembley88
28/07/2006 04:20:00
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Have you heard the rumor that Chelsea is buying Freddy Adu and loaning him to your club for the 1st ½ of the season?
USA
29/07/2006 03:06:00
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