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Francisco Javier de Olazábal: If I were Portuguese, I got the impression that I would be in politics – Weekend

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Francisco Javier de Olazábal: If I were Portuguese, I got the impression that I would be in politics - Weekend

Francisco Olazábal (meaning “great forge” in Basque) has always been associated with the family home, where he has received public and private recognition throughout his career. Grandpa Ramon was the first to come to Portugal and became the administrator of the House of Ferreirinha. The descendants followed a very close path.

Let’s start with his father’s family, which gave him his nickname. Where is it from?

My family is 100% Basque. Even my grandfather only had Basque nicknames. He came from a family in Iruna, on the border between Spain and France, where my seventh grandfather, Domingos de Olazábal, was the first mayor. Irun was dynamic with industry and a lot of smuggling. The family and the entire population took an active part in these events. It was a family that had a certain significance in this area. My great-grandfather, since he knew the passages in the Pyrenees, the ports very well and was a Carlist, was appointed a kind of adjutant to the groom Carlos. This dispute began in 1830 and dragged on until the last war (there were three of them) in 1876.

His grandfather Ramón de Olázabal y Mendoza was the one who contacted D. Antonia Ferreira’s family by marrying his granddaughter. But he did not live in Portugal.

I lived in Saint-Jean-de-Luz and it was there that I met my grandmother, the granddaughter of Ferreirinha and the daughter of the Count of Azambuja, who was married to Maria da Assuncao, the only daughter of Doña Antonia. I had some property, namely the family palace (Arbelaiz) in Irun, which was burned during the war and later returned to my elder uncle.

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Title marriage?

My grandmother Maria Luisa Ferreira de Mendoza was the daughter of the Count of Azambuja and the granddaughter of Ana de Jesus Maria, Infanta of Portugal and Duke of Loulé. Hence my claim to the throne of Portugal. [risos]

Why did your grandfather come to Portugal?

This happened in 1920 for a very simple reason. He belonged to a family of twelve brothers. He married my grandmother, who had eleven brothers and sisters. And, to fulfill the family tradition, he had twelve children. He lived on his income and that of his wife. But my grandmother’s income was much more important than his, who had several farms in the Basque Country, a few things, and maybe some fortune. At some point, he realized that it was necessary to take a closer look at the assets of his wife, who had an important stake in Casa Ferreirinha, at that time called Companhia Agrícola e Comercial dos Vinhos do Porto.

He also owned part of the Quinta do Vale Meão.

In the division of my great-great-grandmother’s estate, the 20 farms she had were distributed among her two children, and the two largest, Vesuvio and Meao, went to her son and daughter, respectively.


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A moment of silence in Portuguese football over the tragedy in Indonesia

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A moment of silence in Portuguese football over the tragedy in Indonesia

The Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) announced this Sunday a minute of silence at the competitions it organizes, namely the Portuguese Cup, in memory of the victims of the tragedy that occurred in Indonesia.

“The Directorate of the Portuguese Football Federation announces a moment of silence in memory of the victims of the tragedy that occurred at the football stadium in Indonesia. The official website of the organization.

In the same note, FPF President Fernando Gomes says that “with great surprise and a feeling of deep pain, but also indignation” he learned “of the tragic scale of the events that have taken place in the stadium. in Indonesia”.

“It is with great sadness that I deplore the dramatic consequences of this tragedy, which resulted in the death of more than 170 fans, including many children. A football stadium should be a stage for celebration and joy, not for violence and death,” he said. concluded.

A moment of silence will be observed at the competitions organized by the FPF, namely the Portuguese Cup, the second stage of which will take place this weekend.

Indonesian authorities said 174 people were killed in unrest at the end of a football match in East Java, but acknowledged that the number could rise as many of them were critically injured.

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The tragedy, one of the worst in the history of football, occurred on Saturday evening when about 3,000 fans took to the field after Arema’s home team lost 3-2 to rivals Persebay Surabaya.

Police fired tear gas to try to contain the angry supporters, but their actions caused panic and thousands of people rushed to the exit.

Many people were trampled to death in the chaos of the stampede. At least two police officers were killed in the unrest that spread outside the stadium.

The Indonesian league was suspended and the authorities ordered an investigation into the incidents.

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New serious injury of the player of the national team of Portugal

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Extremo português oferecido ao Manchester United Lesão Pedro Neto

An injury forces Pedro Neto to be substituted in the Wolves game.

Bad news for Wolverhampton Wanderers and Pedro Neto. The Portuguese received a new injury, and, according to Bruno Lage, it could be serious.

Away to West Ham, where the Portuguese lost 2-0, Pedro Neto was replaced in the 24th minute by Adama Traore, and after the match, the Wolves coach said that the injury could be “ugly”.

Wolves are now in the Premier League relegation zone, and Pedro Neto may be left with no hope of qualifying for the World Cup in Qatar.

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The expedition will explore "an area still little known": the Portuguese Sea.

The Oceano Azul Foundation has joined the municipalities of Cascais, Mafra and Sintra and set off together this Saturday on the ship “Santa Maria Manuela” for a scientific expedition that will last until 12 October.

On board will be 50 researchers from institutions such as the Portuguese Institute of the Sea and Atmosphere (IPMA), the Hydrographic Institute or the Portuguese Society for the Study of Birds (SPEA). During this time, scientists will embark on what they consider to be an “essential” process of “investigating the region’s natural values” that will allow for a “global assessment of the marine biodiversity” that exists in that region of the ocean.

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