THE BALL – Insults on arrival at Dragão (FC Porto)

Applauded on arrival at the Estádio António Coimbra da Mota, the home of Estoril, on Saturday, the FC Porto players had a different reception at Estádio do Dragão, on their return to base, in the early hours of yesterday. About two dozen fans waited outside the main entrance to the venue to show their displeasure […]

THE BALL – Change in the squad (Selection)

Mário Rui was called up by national coach Fernando Santos, in view of the final double matchday of the League of Nations group stage, against the Czech Republic (24 September) and Spain (27 September). The Napoli side was called to replace Raphael Guerreiro, from Borussia Dortmund, considered unfit by the USP (Health and Performance Unit) […]

THE BALL – Reactions to Sporting’s victory in the Supercup (Basketball)

The reactions of the coaches of Sporting and Benfica after the victory of the lions in the game of the Supercup of basketball (84-89): Norberto Alves (Benfica Coach): «The team only met offensively and defensively in the final part. We have to learn from this. From the first second, in these types of games, we […]

THE BALL – Benfica opens the scoring campaign (Women’s Football)

It was up to the national champion Benfica to open the 2nd round of the Women’s League with a trip to Albergaria-a-Velha to face Clube Albergaria, whose defensive organization forced the eagles to wait until finally ‘breaking through’, defeating the opponent by 4-0. The first goal came at the end of the half hour through […]

THE BALL – Djokovic’s tribute to Federer: «It is difficult to find words» (Tennis)

Novak Djokovic joined the numerous tributes paid to Roger Federer after the announcement of the Swiss tennis player’s withdrawal from the ATP circuit. Throughout their respective careers, the Serbian and Federer fought numerous duels, with a 27-win advantage for Djoko (and 23 for the Swiss). “Roger, it is very difficult to see this day come […]