THE BALL – «We lost Rildo probably for a long time» (Santa Clara)

The coach of Santa Clara, Mário Silva, expressed his dissatisfaction with the defeat (1-2) recorded by the Liga team on Wednesday night against Leixões (Liga 2), in a game in Group G of the League Cup played at Estádio do Mar, in Matosinhos, after having the advantage on the scoreboard, in this Azorean team’s debut […]

THE BALL – Mourinho’s first winter signing has already signed (Rome)

Roma confirmed this Wednesday the signing of the Norwegian striker Ola Solbakken, who represented Bodo / Glimt, will be available to José Mourinho from January 2. Solbakken, 24, was at the end of his contract with the Norwegian club and thus arrives at zero cost, a tense contract signed until June 30, 2027. “I was […]

THE BALL – Gakpo in Qatar as in Luz in 2021: to score (Netherlands)

Dutch winger Cody Mathés Gakpo, 23, a PSV Eindhoven player and scorer of the first goal for the Netherlands in his debut in the World Cup in Qatar, this Monday, in Doha, against Senegal (2-0, Group A, 1 matchday), he was named Man of the Match by FIFA in the match and described the ‘work […]

THE BALL – «I still feel nervous when I play for Luz» (Benfica)

Alexander Bah, available to journalists in Denmark’s training camp in Qatar, says that he still gets nervous at Luz when he has to play there. Especially when he faced Juventus and PSG in the Champions League. «When we play at Estádio da Luz, with 50,000 people in the stands, or more, it’s like playing alongside […]