The Portuguese national team has a become a formidable force in world football over recent years, so it is no surprise that the sport enjoys a large, enthusiastic following in Portugal.
Clubs from Portugal, such as S.L. Benfica, F.C. Porto and Sporting Lison regularly compete in European club competitions, such as the UEFA Cup and Champions League. These teams, known as the 'big three' dominate the national Liga, Cup of Portugal, Portuguese League Cup and Portuguese SuperCup competitions. Due to it hosting the UEFA Euro 2004 tournament, Portugal currently has some of the most modern football stadiums in Europe. Stadiums of note are the Estadio Algarve, Estadio da Luz, Estadio do Dragao and Estadio Cidade de Coimbra.
Every year thousands of football enthusiasts travel to Portugal to watch their favourite teams compete. Lisbon Portela Airport is the country's main international gateway. Alternatively Faro Airport in the south of the country has regular connections with major destinations throughout Europe. Fans can get around Portugal easily and efficiently by bus, train and ferry. Visitors to Portugal can explore the colourful and cosmopolitan cities of Lisbon and Porto, relax on the beaches of the Algarve or indulge in gourmet dining. Hotels are plentiful and finding accommodation in Portugal shouldn't be a problem.