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″I never thought that I would be attacked at the door of the house″

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INTERVIEW >> Defender Rubén Semedo’s adventures in Greece ended badly, so a return after Porto was never considered

The first two seasons in Greece were Ruben Semedo’s dream. In addition to the titles won by Olympiacos, the centre-back brought together interested parties from Europe’s most prestigious leagues, including Porto. However, before the market closed in August, he had problems with justice, and in January he was attacked. Episodes that made him abandon the idea of ​​returning after leaving Dragao.

Did you ever think that after leaving Porto you would have to return to Greece, or did you immediately dismiss the possibility?
– Judging by the events that I experienced when I was in Greece, this was not an option. First, because it was not what I wanted. Secondly, because my family did not want it either. I thought that if I go to Greece my family will never be at peace, including my mother, and that was never an option. Obviously, if I didn’t have other offers, I would have to come back – that’s the way it is – but, thank God, I managed to find a solution that suited me and, I think, Olympiacos too. This is part of the past.

How have these events changed you?
– It’s hard to say, because these were things that I obviously didn’t even think about in my nightmares. For example, I never thought about being attacked at the door of my house. It was the worst thing I have ever experienced in my life. And I’ve been through a lot. But that’s what impressed me the most. Those were the things that, as a person… what could change me? I dont know. All this was very recently. What have I learned? Basically, it was that in many situations we are powerless. But this is what it is, this is a thing of the past.

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A BOLA – Southgate believes in title and asks fans to calm down (England)

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England manager Gareth Southgate at the 2022 World Cup round of 16 game against Senegal, scheduled for this Sunday at 7pm, left a message of hope and confidence to win the title for the Three Lions selection.

“Part of our job is to bring happiness to others,” said the England helmsman, who hopes to see his players take another “incredible journey” to the country after reaching the 2018 World Cup semi-finals and the final. euro 2022.

“Of course, we have our own pride and what we want to achieve professionally. We have already done two incredible trips around the country, but we feel there is potential for another one and we want to make it happen. We recognize the situation of everyone, at home [n.d.r. Inglaterra, em referência às preocupações da população com a inflação, aumento do custo da energia e guerra na Ucrânia] and we want to bring smiles to people’s faces at the end of this weekend.”

Southgate showed confidence, adding: “I think 2018 was a step into the unknown and we didn’t know how far the team could go. There was no evidence that we were capable of handling elimination. We knew how much pressure we were putting on the players and how realistic the internal goal was. But now, naturally, they have more experience in such games, and when we qualified, we were successful, but with less celebration on the field. The mentality is to stay here longer. The intention is different, it has changed. What we considered success has changed.”

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At the end of the last game, a goalless draw with the United States of America, which guaranteed England 1st place in the group, the fans expressed their dissatisfaction by booing the rebounds: “At these moments it is necessary to remain calm. We’ve gone through the group, which is a three-game process, and now we’ll see how far we’ve gotten and where we’ll end up. There will always be an emotional reaction to such big competitions, every country goes through it. We see what happened to other countries. We need balance and conditions of comparison in order to learn.”

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BALL – Vecchia Signora still owes money to Ronaldo (Juventus)

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According to preliminary news, this Saturday edition of Sports daily Gazetta dello Sportwith a link to the portal Football ItalyJuventus still owe money to Cristiano Ronaldo, despite the fact that he left Black and white move to Manchester United about a year and a half ago.

The publication explains that CR7, like other Juventus players, suffered pay cuts during the Covid-19 pandemic, signing an agreement with Elderly woman in which he guaranteed bonuses that were not paid even if he left the Turin club after the pandemic.

On the other hand, also according to the information in these media, there will be several Juventus players who, like Cristiano Ronaldo, suffered salary cuts during the pandemic phase to help the club and will receive the agreed financial compensation, but will not be declared by the Italian football federation (FIGC) or any other institution.

There are players who would admit that they should have received bonuses next season, but this is an agreement made between Elderly woman and the team was not registered with the FIGC and this situation, if confirmed, would put the Turin emblem in a terrible position.

Recall that at the beginning of last week, the board of directors of Juventus withdrew, and Gianluca Ferrero was appointed the new president.

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Alvaro Pacheco left Wiesele a farewell message through a post on the social network Instagram. The coach was fired from the technical team of the Viselians, while the club motivated the decision by “a difference of opinion regarding the sports project.”

“I am a football coach. This is the life I chose for myself! I am happy because I do what I like with passion, joy, conviction, great professionalism and dignity! I found a family in Wiesel. The family that I carry in my heart and that I tried to glorify in the best possible way. I am sure that I justified the greatness of the club and its people! Thank you very much for the opportunity you gave me! Many thanks to everyone who helped me on this trip! And what a special trip this was!! I was very happy here!!!”, you can read.

Alvaro Pacheco left the Wisela team after three and a half seasons. The coach has been at the forefront of two successive ascents of Vizela: first from the Portuguese Championship to Ligue 2, in the 2019/2020 season, and the next season to the top tier of Portuguese football. Last season he managed to keep the team in the League. In the current season, in 13 games in the first division of Wiesel under the command of Alvaro Pacheco, he won four, drew three and lost six. In the Portuguese Cup, he “fell” in the 4th round at the feet of Vitoria de Guimarães.

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