THE BALL – Flávio Meireles’ departure is official (Vitória de Guimarães)

Vitória de Guimarães made official this morning, in a statement, the departure of Flávio Meireles from the SAD structure, where he played the role of coordinator of teams A and B. The former midfielder was linked to the club for several years, now ending his connection after being involved in the electoral campaign, being an […]

THE BALL – Turks in Lisbon to convince Jorge Jesus (Turkey)

Fenerbahçe president Ali Koç was in Lisbon this week to personally try to convince Jorge Jesus to sign for the current third-placed team in the Turkish League, despite being out of the title fight – he is 15 points behind leader Trabzonspor. The Turkish club’s president’s trip to Lisbon is seen in Istanbul’s sports circles […]

THE BALL – Turks in Lisbon to convince Jorge Jesus (Turkey)

Fenerbahçe president Ali Koç was in Lisbon this week to personally try to convince Jorge Jesus to sign for the current third-placed team in the Turkish League, despite being out of the title fight – he is 15 points behind leader Trabzonspor. The Turkish club’s president’s trip to Lisbon is seen in Istanbul’s sports circles […]

THE BALL – The referees appointed for the 29th round (Refereeing)

The Arbitration Council released, this Thursday, the nominations for the matches of the 29th round of the League. Gil Vicente – Moreirense, April 8 – 8.15 pmReferee: Nuno AlmeidaAssistants: André Campos and Pedro Felisberto4th referee: Marcos BrazãoVAR: Hugo MiguelAVAR: Ricardo Santos Paços de Ferreira-Marítimo, April 9 – 3.30 pm Referee: Hugo SilvaAssistants: José Luzia and […]

THE BALL – «Football is a game of emotion» (Villarreal)

Unai Emery was obviously a proud coach after Wednesday’s surprise 1-0 victory over Bayern Munich in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-finals. “We had a very important victory, but what made me most happy tonight was seeing the team’s happiness and being able to share it. Professionalism is vital, but football is a […]

THE BALL – Koeman replaces Van Gaal after the World Cup (Netherlands)

The Netherlands football federation confirmed this Wednesday the hiring of Ronald Koeman as coach. This confirms the successor of Louis van Gaal, who will leave the national team after the Qatar World Cup due to health reasons. “I didn’t want to wait to decide the succession. The succession will come at an atypical period, at […]

THE BALL – «A friend tried to escape and was killed» (Ukraine)

Ukrainian Viktor Kovalenko, a midfielder on loan from Atalanta to Spezia, from Italy, suffers from afar with what is happening in his country. Speaking to Gazzetta dello Sport, he revealed a sad episode about a friend, a victim of the conflict with Russia. “He [o amigo] he hid for five days before trying to flee […]

THE BALL – Conceição equals Mortimore’s record (FC Porto)

Perfect night for Sérgio Conceição. Victory over Santa Clara (3-0), which keeps Sporting six points behind, a result that allowed them to achieve two historic records at the same time. First he equaled the English coach John Mortimore, who was undefeated 56 games (for 673 days) with Benfica, more specifically between October 24, 1976 and […]