THE BALL – Frederico Silva loses title in Japan (Tennis)

The Portuguese Frederico Silva was defeated in the final of the ‘challenger’ in Kobe, Japan, when he lost in the title game with the host Yosuke Watanuki. Frederico Silva, who occupies the 291st position in the ATP ranking, still won the first ‘set’ by 7-6 (7-3), but could not avoid the reaction of the Japanese […]

THE BALL – Guaranteed referees in Arab national team games (World Cup 2022)

The president of the FIFA Refereeing Commission, Pierluigi Collina, said yesterday that the referees selected for the World Cup in Qatar – France’s Stephanie Frappart, Salima Mukansanga of Rwanda and Japan’s Yamashita Yoshimi – will be able to referee matches for Arab teams. «Since the day we released the list of referees I have been […]

THE BALL – Benfica wins without the coach on the bench (Handball)

This evening, Benfica won the opening match of the 9th round of the Placard Handball 1 Championship, which ends this Saturday, against FC Gaia, by 33-24. With Luís Cruz taking the place of Chema Rodríguez, serving punishment following his expulsion in the final moments of the classic lost to FC Porto, the eagles received the […]

A BOLA – Players from Sá Pinto on strike (Iran)

Players from Esteghlal, the Iranian team led by Ricardo Sá Pinto, boycotted this Friday’s training session after club officials have not responded to their demands. At issue, the delay in the payment of sums owed to the players. The squad went on strike after winning the Super Cup, at the beginning of the month, and […]

THE BALL – Known as the referee for Estrela da Amadora-Benfica (League Cup)

The Professional Section of the Arbitration Council of the Portuguese Football Federation announced, this Wednesday, the referees for the games of the first day of the group stage of the League Cup, which will take place between 18 and 20 November. Miguel Nogueira, 28 years old, from AF Lisboa, was the judge chosen to referee […]

A BOLA – President of the federation removed due to incompatibilities (Judo)

The president and management of the Portuguese Judo Federation (FPJ) will lose their mandate as a result of an inquiry by the Portuguese Institute of Sports and Youth (IPDJ) to investigate any incompatibilities in the exercise of functions by Jorge Fernandes at the FPJ and at the Judo Clube de Coimbra, among others. The investigation […]