Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Venue for The Final

Here are a couple of good looks at the Stadium Algarve, which was built in 2003 for just $34 million. We think Jerry Jones spent that on just the owner's suit at the new Dallas Cowboy Stadium. The 30,000-seat venue is absolutely perfect to watch a soccer match and hosted three games of the 2004 European Championships. One of those was a 0-0 draw between Sweden and the Netherlands in the quarterfinals that Sweden eventually lost in penalty kicks. The Sweden women have had a bit better fortune at Stadium Algarve, taking third place in the Algarve Cup there in 2006 with a 1-0 victory over France on a goal by Lotta Schelin, but finished fourth there in 2005 with a 3-2 loss to France.

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