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The surreal case of a Portuguese referee stretching the first half to 53 minutes and 53 seconds during a Real Madrid-Nice match in 1960.

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Rui Miguel Tovar

The surreal case of a Portuguese referee stretching the first half to 53 minutes and 53 seconds during a Real Madrid-Nice match in 1960.

Football is 11 against 11, right? Wrong. There is a neutral element, the father of all defeats, the eternal culprit, the child of this and that. That’s right, Judge. Come to think of it, what’s the point of pursuing this risky career? Rosa Santos, with two Europeans at her feet (1988 and 1992) and over 200 first division games between 1975 and 1994, has the recipe. “What’s the point? To be inconspicuous. I’ll explain: the first 15 minutes of all games belongs to the referee, who lets the players know who is in charge. Attentive, because the players are cunning. They play for 88/89 minutes, and then they scatter and still want to, for the referee to extend the time.

But what about insults, etc., and what, it enters one ear and flies out the other? A Brazilian satirical newspaper offers a cure. As for the Confederations Cup, the Brazilian federation should start a campaign in defense of referees’ mothers. On the posters, love phrases of support for their children, such as “son, mommy is a bitch, and this does not stop loving you.” More Brazil, now a serious conversation.

The only referee in the world who scored a goal lives here. His name is José de Assis Aragao. In October 1983, during the classic match between Palmeiras and Santos for the São Paulo championship, in Morumbi (crooked), Jorginho’s shot hit the referee and the ball capriciously hit Santos’ goal. In detail, we are at 90 minutes +2 minutes and Palmeiras concedes with a score of 2: 1. That is the goal of the referee-scorer 2-2.

On the one hand, the Palmeiras party with the comment of the central Luis Pereira: “I have never seen this, I am glad that it was in our favor.” Already Santos, incredulous and indignant. “The FIFA referee should not be allowed to be so badly positioned on the field.” Judge, always judge. The ninth rule of football is clear: “The ball is in play if it remains on the field after it has been touched by the referee or one of the linesmen.” In other words, the referee is neutral. Okay, but professionally?

That’s where the problem comes in. In most countries referees are semi-professional: they have jobs and still referee football matches. Carlos Velasco Carballo, Spain’s only Euro 2012 representative and referee for the 2010 Europa League final between Porto and Braga, thinks the term is inappropriate. “What is it like to be a professional? I left my job to devote myself exclusively to this. I train every day, I have a paid job that pays very well and I prepare for every game. The referees are much more professional. than the players, because we combine the figure of the player and the coach. Yes, I consider myself a professional. Whoever says this is not a stutterer.


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One thing is one thing, another thing is another. And here we are again at the epicenter of the arbitration hurricane. Always Portuguese, now abroad. Beware, this story is as funny as it is embarrassing. To avoid naming names, we warn you that this is a story with over half a century of history, so forget about all the Garridos, Valentes, Olegarios and the like. This time the name of the man in black in the eyes of the fans is Eduardo Gouveia. On March 2, 1960, this former Palmense player and referee from Lisbon whistles Real Madrid-Nice in the Champions League quarter-finals, accompanied by linemen Joaquim Campos and Herminio Soares.

On the eve of the game at the Santiago Bernabéu, a trio of Portuguese referees are hosted by a Spanish friend, also a referee, named Vicente José Caballero Camacho, at a hotel in Madrid. For Joaquim Campos, one of two line inspectors, “Caballero lived up to his name and was a fantastic person who ‘Great’ with the Portuguese, so he always visited us on such occasions. And we reciprocated this kindness and friendship. In fact, I, Eduardo and Erminio made a pilgrimage to Madrid to deliver a memorial plaque to his wife at his funeral.”

During this visit to a hotel in the Spanish capital, Caballero offers Eduardo Gouveia a watch and tells him, despite his initial refusal, that it is easy to use. Convinced, Eduardo uses it there at the Bernabéu and falls ill. For some unknown reason Gouvea stretches the first half to 53 minutes and 53 seconds. “Eduardo Gouveia had a huge misfortune, because at that time the ball never left the field, so neither I nor Herminio could come out to meet him and say that it was time.



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On top of that, during that period of out-of-control compensation, Real Madrid scored Di Stefano’s goal in the 50th minute. And even then Gouveia was not warned. “Public [100 mil espectadores] shouted hours, hours, hours, and he was nothing. Maybe he didn’t even know Spanish,” says Joaquim Campos. “In the dressing room, when Erminio and I said to Eduardo: “Poor man.” She started crying there in front of us. No one likes to do a bad job and the truth is that the case quickly spread across Europe, although UEFA did nothing about it, such as suspending him or reprimanding him. The problem is how many mouths he had to listen to for the rest of his career. [em 1964], here in Portugal. It was enough to start the game for the fans to say: “Look at the clock.”

Real Madrid win 4-0 with three goals in the first half and one in the second to advance to the semi-finals of the European Cup, which they will win in a brilliant final against Eintracht Frankfurt (7-3). It’s a different story. Count time and hours in another article.

(The author writes according to the old spelling.)

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PAulo Fonseca couldn’t have dreamed of a better start to the French Championship, beating Auxerre 4-1.

in an interview provided by the official media of Lillethe Portuguese coach explained what philosophy to apply in the French club this season.

“My philosophy is to have the ball. Dominate games. Make the team play the ball with great dynamics. With a strong reaction when we lose the ball. It’s hard for me when I feel like the team doesn’t have the ball. … be the protagonist of the game and I like to dominate. I have to know what to do with the ball. I have to know how I can find the right moments and spaces to attack,” Paulo Fonseca began.

“Sometimes I pay special attention to central defenders. Not because I was a fantastic player, but because I wasn’t. But I know how they feel at certain moments in the game. Sometimes I pay more attention to some details. went through those moments and those details,” he added.

The coach also named 4-2-3-1 as his preferred tactical system: “It’s a system that we can use against any other system. However, the system is something static only at the beginning of the game. everything is different. It depends on the dynamics of the team. It depends on the movements you want from the team. For me, the initial system is not the most important. More than that, it’s team dynamics.”

When asked what coaches inspired him in his career, Paulo Fonseca pointed to the Portuguese without hesitation.

“Many Portuguese coaches inspire me. I have many names in several fields that inspire me a lot. We have a good coaching school. The federation with this president changed football in Portugal a lot. So many Portuguese coaches around the world. We have the ability to adapt to different countries and different styles of play. I think the Portuguese coach has this ability to quickly adapt to different circumstances,” Paulo Fonseca said, calling Guardiola “an inspiration”. “It’s the best in the world,” he concluded.

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Fernando Pimenta leads a delegation of 23 kayakers at the European Championships in Munich.

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Fernando Pimenta leads a delegation of 23 kayakers at the European Championships in Munich.

Limiano will compete in the K1 500, 1000 and 5000, as well as the K2 1000 with Joao Duarte, with whom he won gold in the World Cup.

The Portuguese canoeing team, which won four medals at the World Championships in Canada, three of them with the participation of Fernando Pimenta, will compete at the European Championships in Munich from 18 to 21 August with 23 athletes.

“If in the most important event of the year we managed to get this amount, we believe that in Europe the canoeing team will continue to delight the Portuguese, like us, in several crews, clear contenders for the podium”, said Lusa, the president of the federation, Vítor Felix .

The nine present in Halifax – seven from the Olympic team and two from the Paralympic team – will be boosted to include the rest of the women’s team, joined by Teresa Portela, as well as the canoe team, for a total of five elements. that Halifax failed.

Paracanoe, who had Norberto Murao’s bronze in VL2, also doubles, competing in Germany with four elements.

Fernando Pimenta is returning to compete in several 500m, 1000m and 5000m events and will be redoubled in his desire to win the gold he failed in Canada.

The Portuguese’s disappointment ran to five hundredths of a second in the K1 1000 and 300 thousandths in the K2 500 mixed in with Teresa Portela, and in the K1 5000 he was forced to give up with a broken rudder while leading the race.

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Limiano will compete in the K1 500, 1000 and 5000, as well as the K2 1000 with Joao Duarte, with whom he won gold in the World Cup.

Also of note is the K2 500 of Joao Ribeiro and Messias Baptista, fifth in the World Championships after gold and bronze in the World Cups, who later joined Emanuel Silva and David Varela in the reorganized K4 500 which was seventh. In Canada.

Teresa Portela will run the K1 200m and 500m finishes sixth and 10th in Halifax, on a team that in Germany will have the experience of fellow Olympians Francisca Laya, Joana Vasconcelos and Hélder Silva.

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K1 Teresa Portela.

K1 Kevin Santos.

C1 Helder Silva.

C1 Ines Penetra.

– 500 meters:

K1 Fernando Pimenta.

K1 Teresa Portela.

K2 Joao Ribeiro/Messias Baptista.

K2 Francisca Laia/Joana Vasconcelos.

K4 Joao Ribeiro/Messias Baptista/Emanuel Silva/David Varela.

K4 Francisca Carvalho/Francisca Laya/Ana Brito/Maria Rey.

C1 Helder Silva.

C2 Marco Apura/Bruno Afonso.

C2 Ines Penetra/Beatrice Lamas.

– 1000 meters:

K1 Fernando Pimenta.

K2 Fernando Pimenta/Joao Duarte.

– 5000 meters:

K1 Fernando Pimenta.

C1 Beatrice Lamas.

Paracanoe:

VL2 Norberto Murao.

KL1 Alex Santos.

KL1 Floriano Jesus.

KL2 Hugo Costa.

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In a 2-2 draw, the Colorado player who won the Parque San Jorge accused the Portuguese defender of calling him a “monkey” in an argument about the ball on the turf of the Beira Rio stadium. After the match, the Corinthians player was arrested by police at the scene of the crime, still at Inter’s home, and had to pay a bail of 10,000 reais to be released.

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