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Rui Costa refused to participate in the World Cup because of the long-distance track

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Rui Costa refused to participate in the World Cup because of the long-distance track

Rui Costa’s absence came as a big surprise on the list released this Monday.

Rui Costa (Emirates of the United Arab Emirates) clarified this Monday that he will be absent from the Road Cycling World Championships of his choice, arguing that the long-distance circuit does not match his specifications.

The absence of Rui Costa came as a big surprise on the list of teams released this Monday for the World Cup, which will take place from Sunday to 26 September in the Belgian region of Flanders. the official page on the social network Facebook, why not take part in the competition, which closes the competition.

“I will not go to the World Cup of my choice because the layout does not match my specifications. I asked the coach. [José Poeira] “To make my seat accessible, to give another runner the opportunity to serve our country better than me,” explained the 34-year-old cyclist.

A UAE runner from the Emirates, who finished 18th in the endurance race at the European Championships in Trento on Sunday, four places behind his compatriot João Almeida, stressed that “representing Portugal is also a responsibility aside from pride.” …

“And the interests of the country should always come first than personal interests,” he said.

The cross-country route for elite men, the highlight of the 100th World Cup, is a replica of the classic Flanders, one of the most typical and famous regions of world cycling, with a length of 268.3 km. between Antwerp and Leuven, with short and steep climbs and several pavé sections.

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The Portugal elite men’s national team will continue to lead João Almeida (Deceuninck-QuickStep), echoing Nelson Oliveira (Movistar), Rafael Reis (Efapel), Ruben Guerreiro (EF Education-Nippo) and Rui Oliveira (Emirates of the United Arab Emirates). attendance in connection with the European Championship last week.

New is the entry of André Carvalho (Kofidis) to the 2013 World Champion in Sextet, who will face a serious test on the last day of the race.

Nelson Oliveira and Rafael Reis will represent Portugal in the 43.3 km individual time trial between Knokke-Heist and Bruges, which opens the World Championship on Sunday.

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A BOLA – “Benefiting Benfica? I have been a fan of Sporting since birth ”(Russia)

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A BOLA - “Benefiting Benfica?  I have been a fan of Sporting since birth ”(Russia)

This Thursday the former Portuguese referee was officially introduced as the new chairman of the referee commission of the Russian Football Federation with a contract for the next two years.

“Working in Russian football is a new challenge for me, and I want to thank the president of the federation for the opportunity he gave me. Russian refereeing, both male and female, has enormous potential, which we must take advantage of. We have a lot of work ahead of us, ”said Vitor Pereira.

During the presentation, when asked by a Russian journalist about the alleged scandal in which he participated in Portugal to pressure the referees to give preference to Benfica, Vitor Pereira said: “I am a fan of Sporting, Benfica’s main enemy since I was born”. he said.

Vitor Pereira has been a referee in Portugal for 23 seasons and has been a member of the UEFA headquarters for 11 years, during which time he directed 104 international matches, 24 of which in the Champions League. He competed in the 1998 World Championships in France, 2002 in South Korea and Japan, and the 2000 European Championships in Belgium and the Netherlands. He also competed in three continental finals (Super Cup, UEFA Cup and Intertoto Cup). He was a member of the UEFA Refereeing Committee and led the refereeing sector in the federations of Portugal (from 2011 to 2016), Greece (from 2017 to 2020) and the Czech Republic, where he has been since the end of 2020, that is, for less than a year. proposed by UEFA, as happened in Greece. He also took part in the Brazilian Federation project.

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A BOLA – Government may prohibit bookmaker sponsorship (England)

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The Daily Mail reported on Thursday that the British government is examining the possibility of banning betting companies from advertising on Premier League jerseys.

“We’re pretty sure that this ad on the front of the T-shirts will end. Everyone is expecting this, ”said a source close to the process, and said the measure is part of a review of the rate law due this winter.

Banning bookmaker billboards as well as TV ads is also part of the proposal, but it is unlikely to be approved at this first stage, always according to the same source.

This season, the Premier League has nine clubs with the bookmaker’s logo on the front of the jersey, as well as six championship clubs (Ligue 2 equivalent). The total cost of the sponsorship will be around 100 million euros.

In Portugal, this type of sponsor was also a source of income: 11 of the League’s 18 clubs had the name of the bookmaker on the front of the jersey (Belenenses SAD, Boavista, Estoril, Famalicão, Marítimo, Moreirense, Paços de Ferreira, Santa Clara, SC Braga, Sporting and V. Guimaraes).

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VIDEO: Benzema beat Ronaldo and Messi started in Spain

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Karim Benzema at 33 is better than ever. The French striker, who has completed his 13th season at Real Madrid, set a new scoring record in his first six league games this Wednesday, beating Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

In the defeat of Real Madrid against Mallorca (6: 1)Benzema scored two goals and made two assists. He has thus far scored eight goals and seven assists in the competition for a total of 15 attacks with decisive intervention, surpassing the records of Ronaldo in 2014/15 (14:13 goals and 1 assist) and Messi. in the 2010/11 season (13: 8 goals and 5 assists).

Born in Palma and revealed in Mallorca, Marco Anencio was another standout character in the match, scoring a hat-trick against his heart’s team.

Meanwhile, Lee Kang Ying scored the honorable goal of the guests. Isco already recorded the final result in the 84th minute.

Rodrigo Battaglia, the loaned midfielder to Sporting, was constantly involved in the defeat of Mallorca.

Real Madrid leads the La Liga with 16 points, while Mallorca is in 10th place with 8 points.

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