Everton To Face Lille And Porto In Algarve Football Cup

Everton will play pre-season matches against Lille and FC Porto this summer after the Blues were confirmed as one of the clubs participating in this year’s Algarve Football Cup.

Marco Silva will take his squad to his homeland of Portugal for the three-team mini-tournament which will be played at Faro’s Estádio Algarve over the weekend of Friday, July 20 to Sunday, July 22.

Everton will face French side Lille on Saturday, July 21, with kick-off taking place at 8pm (local time and UK time).

The following day, on Sunday, July 22, the Toffees will play Portuguese champions FC Porto at 8pm.

Ticket details for the two matches will be confirmed in due course.

These are the fourth and fifth first-team pre-season fixtures to be confirmed, following the earlier announcement of matches against Bury (Wednesday, July 18), Blackburn Rovers (Thursday, July 26 ) and Valencia (Saturday, August 4).

Everton last faced Lille in the Europa League group stage during the 2014/15 season, drawing 0-0 in the first meeting in France before winning the home match 3-0.

The Blues had also played FC Porto ahead of that season - the two teams drew 1-1 at Goodison Park in Leon Osman’s testimonial in August 2014.

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