Blues announce Portugal pre-season tour

Blues announce Portugal pre-season tour

Blues will travel to Portugal for a pre-season training camp next month.

Midway through their preparations for the 2022/23 Sky Bet Championship season, the Men's First Team will complete a week-long programme on the Algarve from Wednesday 6 July to Wednesday 13 July.

Lee Bowyer's squad will be based in Portimao, with the trip including a fixture against Portimonense at Estadio da Nora on Tuesday 12 July, kick-off 7pm.

The side managed by former Hearts of Midlothian boss Paulo Sergio finished the most recent Primeira Liga campaign in 13th position.

Ticket details for the match will be confirmed in due course.

Blues last visited the Iberian Peninsula in the summer of 2019, playing games against Cova da Piedade and Vitoria de Setubal.

Confirmed pre-season dates:

  • Players return for testing, Monday 20 June
  • Travel to Portugal, Wednesday 6 July
  • Portimonense v Blues, Tuesday 12 July, kick-off 7pm
  • Return to Birmingham, Wednesday 13 July
  • Burton Albion v Blues, Saturday 16┬áJuly, kick-off 2pm
  • Cheltenham Town v Blues, Tuesday 19 July, kick-off 7.45pm