BOLA – FIFA opens investigation into Granit Xhaka (Switzerland)

Switzerland captain Granit Xhaka is being investigated by FIFA over an obscene gesture towards the Serbia bench after the Swiss eliminated Dragan Stojkovic’s team in the group stage. The Arsenal midfielder is the son of Albanian parents, who left Kosovo during the Balkan War. Shaqiri is the other player from Switzerland of Kosovar origin. In … Read more

“Best of the best”: Ukrainians shoot down Ka-52 helicopter with two elite Russian pilots

Both pilots of the Russian helicopter shot down on December 4 were killed, the Ukrainian military confirmed. According to the Ukrainians, the aircraft was shot down by soldiers of the Dnipro Air Defense Brigade. Russian war correspondents declare that “these were the best of the best.” The Boroda crew was the most productive of the … Read more

THE BALL – Jorge Jesus in a moment of artistic note (video) (Fenerbahçe)

Fenerbahçe played, on Saturday, a friendly against Villarreal, having won, by 2-1. Jorge Jesus was in great prominence… outside the four lines. The Portuguese coach shone with a touch of skill for one of his players, striker Irfan Kahveci. The moment went viral on social media. See the video:

THE BALL – António Silva also beat Ronaldo’s record (Portugal)

It is already known that, since the day before yesterday, the day Portugal played against South Korea, António Silva became the youngest Portuguese player to play in a World Cup, aged 19 years and 33 days, surpassing Futre. The left-hander was 20 years and 96 days old when, in the 1986 World Cup in Mexico, … Read more

THE BALL – Jorge Jesus in a moment of artistic note (video) (Fenerbahçe)

Fenerbahçe played, on Saturday, a friendly against Villarreal, having won, by 2-1. Jorge Jesus was in great prominence… outside the four lines. The Portuguese coach shone with a touch of skill for one of his players, striker Irfan Kahveci. The moment went viral on social media. See the video:

A BOLA – Sporting B returns to winning ways with a brace by Rodrigo Ribeiro (Liga 3)

Sporting B beat Caldas, 2-0, in a match of the 11th round of Série B, and closed a cycle of three games without a win in Liga 3. Rodrigo Ribeiro, a young striker who has already played for the first team this season, scored, in the 28th minute, the goal that gave the Leo team … Read more

THE BALL – Germans advance that Rui Costa wants to sign a promise from Hamburg (Benfica)

David Leal Costa, 16-year-old winger from Hamburg, is in Benfica’s sights. The young player, already called up to the under-17s in Germany, ends his contract with the German club at the end of the season and is attracting interest from several clubs. According to the portal Football transferBenfica is one of those interested and there … Read more

THE BALL – Teresa Bonvalot misses historic qualification for the world tour (Surf)

The Portuguese Teresa Bonvalot finished the final of the Haleiwa Challenger, in Hawaii, in third place, narrowly missing the historic qualification for the 2023 world tour. Bonvalot needed a second place in this seventh and final round of the Challenger Series 2022 to secure fifth place in the ranking, the last one that gave access … Read more

Basarnas Suspects the Pilot’s Body is in the Police Heli Board that Crashed in Babel

Jakarta – Head of the Bangka Belitung (Babel) Basarnas, Imade Oka Astawa suspects that the body of the pilot of the Polri helicopter that crashed in Belitung waters AKP Arif Rahman Saleh, which until now has not been found, is still in the helicopter body. The joint SAR team extended the search process for three … Read more

A BOLA – Official: After six years in America, the Portuguese winger joins Spezia (Italy)

The Portuguese left-back João Moutinho, 24 years old, was made official as a reinforcement of Spezia, having signed a contract for three and a half seasons, valid until June 2026, with the current 17th place in Serie A. With training at Sporting, the player has been in the United States since 2017, where he represented … Read more