BALL – “My father criticizes me a lot, my grandfather talks a little” (U-21)

BALL – “My father criticizes me a lot, my grandfather talks a little” (U-21)

Afonso Sousa, a 22-year-old midfielder employed by the Portuguese under-21 team, was confident in the 2023 European Championship qualifiers: “The group is confident. Portugal is full of talent and a duty to be better than others. That is a good and important weight. We have a good touch, a lot of ball control, which is … Read more

A BOLA – Portuguese coaches already know opponents of the 16th semi-final (Libertadores)

A BOLA – Portuguese coaches already know opponents of the 16th semi-final (Libertadores)

This Friday, the Libertadores quarter-finals were raffled off by four Portuguese-led teams. Palmeiras, owned by two-time champion Abel Ferreira, went lucky with Cerro Porteño from Paraguay. Coached by Paulo Sousa, Flamengo measures strength with Deportes Tolima’s Colombians, while Talleres (coach Pedro Caixinha) also encounters Argentine Colon. Finally, the Corinthians, Vítor Pereira, repeat the duel they … Read more

THE BALL – Darwin’s € 100 million orders push Man away. United (Benfica)

THE BALL – Darwin’s € 100 million orders push Man away.  United (Benfica)

O daily mail writes this Friday that Manchester United has withdrawn from the competition to acquire Darwin Núñez. In contacts between the British and Benfica, the SAD incarnated it to know that it wanted EUR 100 million for a Uruguayan striker who was considered excessive and that red devils are not willing to pay, especially … Read more

BALL – Antonio Conte has already decided on the future (Tottenham)

BALL – Antonio Conte has already decided on the future (Tottenham)

The decisive match between sports director Fabio Paratic and Antonio Conte was successful for Tottenham, and the Italian coach got the necessary guarantees to continue to lead the team next season. The 52-year-old Portuguese coach moved to the bench jugs last November, replaced Nuno Espírito Santon and managed to lead the team to fourth place … Read more

THE BALL – Benfica launches scarf with Roger Schmidt’s (Benfica) “famous” phrase

THE BALL – Benfica launches scarf with Roger Schmidt’s (Benfica) “famous” phrase

Benfica announced this Friday that it will launch a scarf with the famous phrase Roger Schmidt said when he arrived in Lisbon. “If you love football, you love Benfica,” were the words the German coach used. Mihailo Ristic, the latest addition to the Eagles, used the same phrase in his first statements as a Benfica … Read more

BALL – Who will win the Champions League? (inquiry)

BALL – Who will win the Champions League?  (inquiry)

We count down what is usually the most anticipated game of the year for football fans. And when the poster refers to Liverpool-Real Madrid, it’s really “goose meat”. very, red and white they will face each other tomorrow at 8 pm at the Stade de France in Paris from the throne of European football, and … Read more

BALL – The only teammate who knew about Mbappé’s decision (Paris Saint-Germain)

BALL – The only teammate who knew about Mbappé’s decision (Paris Saint-Germain)

Moroccan Achraf Hakimi revealed that he was the first Paris Saint-Germain player to know Kylian Mbappé to continue. I knew even before coach Mauricio Pochettino, who knew at the same time as the other players, half an hour before the match against Metz on the final day. The close friendship between the two is well … Read more

BALL – “Whether in Alvalade or some other stadium, I represent a choice” (Selection)

BALL – “Whether in Alvalade or some other stadium, I represent a choice” (Selection)

Rafael Leão was a spokesman for Selection, which is preparing to make its debut in the League of Nations against Spain this Friday. He arrived at the best moment, he was the champion in Milan and is the best in Serie A, but going back to Alvalate in a dispute with Sporting, how do you … Read more

BALL – Mané leaves Liverpool and is on his way to the Bundesliga (Liverpool)

BALL – Mané leaves Liverpool and is on his way to the Bundesliga (Liverpool)

Sadio Mané is preparing to end his six-year spell in Liverpool. The Senegalese striker, 30, is, writes L’Equipe, on the way to Bayern Munich and at an almost “minimal” amount compared to the African market value of € 80 million. A French newspaper reports that Bavarians will pay Liverpool € 30 million for Mané, taking … Read more

BALL – “Whether in Alvalade or some other stadium, I represent a choice” (Selection)

BALL – “Whether in Alvalade or some other stadium, I represent a choice” (Selection)

Rafael Leão was a spokesman for Selection, which is preparing to make its debut in the League of Nations against Spain this Friday. He arrived at the best moment, he was the champion in Milan and is the best in Serie A, but going back to Alvalate in a dispute with Sporting, how do you … Read more