THE BALL – Referee change for Sporting-Santa Clara (League Cup)

The Refereeing Council was forced to make a change in the refereeing team for next Wednesday’s match between Sporting and Santa Clara, counting for the League Cup semi-final. Nuno Almeida, the head referee who was initially appointed to direct the match, is injured. In this sense, the Refereeing Council decided that António Nobre, previously appointed […]

THE BALL – Rúben Amorim leaves a message to Ricardo Horta (Sporting)

The Sporting coach reacted to the incident recorded in the duel with SC Braga involving Ricardo Horta (hit with a bottle), sending a hug to his former player. “I didn’t call him, but I send him a hug here. And Sporting condemns any kind of violence in sport, it is not our way of being, […]

A BOLA – Cape Verde struggles with food poisoning (CAN)

The Cape Verde team was and is being affected by food poisoning that conditions its preparation for this Tuesday’s game, with Senegal, counting for the round of 16 of the African Cup of Nations (CAN-2021). “On Sunday, the Cape Verdean delegation in Cameroon faced, and still faces, an outbreak of gastroenteritis due to food poisoning […]

THE BALL – There is already a name to succeed Ranieri (England)

King dead, king set. After Watford, 19th in the Premier League, announced, this Monday, the termination with the Italian Claudio Ranieri (a victory in the last eight games), the British press has already advanced with the name of the successor. It is the veteran English coach Roy Hodgson, 74 years old, without a club since […]

THE BALL – «I have a lot to learn from Suárez and Cavani» (Benfica)

Already integrated in the Uruguay national team, forward Darwin, from Benfica, told the press in his country that two of his main models are precisely in the national team: Luís Suárez and Edinson Cavani. “I have a lot to learn, I have to look at them, at what they do on and off the field. […]

THE BALL – Pedro Caixinha loses again (Mexico)

Pedro Caixinha’s return to the Santos Laguna bench is not a happy one. The Portuguese coach suffered the second consecutive defeat in the Clausura Tournament (Mexico), this time at his stadium, against Necaxa, and with a rout: 1-4. In this match of the 3rd round, and after Jordan Carrillo was sent off, the Portuguese coach’s […]

THE BALL – There is already a name to succeed Ranieri (England)

King dead, king set. After Watford, 19th in the Premier League, announced, this Monday, the termination with the Italian Claudio Ranieri (a victory in the last eight games), the British press has already advanced with the name of the successor. It is the veteran English coach Roy Hodgson, 74 years old, without a club since […]

THE BALL – «I have a lot to learn from Suárez and Cavani» (Benfica)

Already integrated in the Uruguay national team, forward Darwin, from Benfica, told the press in his country that two of his main models are precisely in the national team: Luís Suárez and Edinson Cavani. “I have a lot to learn, I have to look at them, at what they do on and off the field. […]

A BOLA – Renovation at Benfica (Women’s Football)

The midfielder Francisca Nazareth renewed her contract with Benfica until 2025, a ceremony that was attended by the president of the eagles, Rui Costa. “I feel immensely proud. Being a Benfica fan since I was little, a member the day before I was born, I am proud to know that I can contribute to the […]