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World Cup without Ballon d’Or: Benzema joins Mana and Jota due to injuries



World Cup without Ballon d'Or: Benzema joins Mana and Jota due to injuries

And I was the role no World🇧🇷 First match between hosts Qatar this is Ecuador in the standings for group A, in a closed tournament of the illustrious list of players, to which it was the last to join “Golden Ball 2022“.

Karim Benzema he was injured in training three days before France’s World Cup debut, he will miss the FIFA tournament in Qatar and could even complete a very strong “11” of unlucky players on his own.

The current Ballon d’Or is another significant absence from the defending European champions, and “reinforces” the list of absences due to injury in this World Cup, which has already included the best African player of the year. Sadio ManePortuguese Diogo JotaLiverpool striker.

“I never gave up in my life, but tonight (Saturday) I have to think about the team like I always do. So my mind tells me give up your seat to someone who can help our group to make a big world championship. Thanks for all the messages of support”, — wrote Benzema in the social network Instagram. shortly after it was confirmed that he would miss the tournament.

Meanwhile coach Didier Deschamps has announced that the Real Madrid striker will not be replaced in the squad, leaving the Roosters with only 25 players to take part in this World Cup.

Benzema, firstly, added to the list of injured Frenchmen, in which a few days ago another striker suffered a relatively serious injury, Christopher Nkunku, partner of the Portuguese André Silva at RB Leipzig, who was replaced by Randal Colo Muani from Eintracht Frankfurt in Frankfurt.

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In addition to the two strikers, the Roosters are still missing midfielders N’Golo Kante (Chelsea) and Paul Pogba (Juventus), defender Prenel Kipembe (Paris Saint-Germain) and goalkeeper Mike Meignan (Milan “).

Globally, Benzema is now a great figure on the absent list, which also includes the second most voted for this year’s Ballon d’Or and the best African player of the year 2022, Senegalese Sadio Mané (Bayern Munich).

At another level, the Portuguese Diogo Jota (Liverpool), the Germans Marcos Reus (Borussia Dortmund) and Timo Werner (RB Leipzig), the Argentines Giovani Lo Celso (Villarreal) and Nico Gonzalez (Fiorentina), the Brazilian Philippe Coutinho (West Ham) ), Dutchman Georgino Wijnaldum (Netherlands), Englishman Rhys James (Chelsea).

The World Cup kicked off this Sunday, November 20, with Qatar-Ecuador qualifying for Group A, in a game in which we can single out the title as hosts Pedro Miguel, a Portuguese descendant of Cape Verdeans known as Ro-Ro and out of 10 naturalized in the Qatari team. Among the South Americans, former Sporting Gonzalo Plata was also a starter.

The World Cup will continue this Monday with the match between England and Iran in Group B, in which the Portuguese coach Carlos Queiroz is ahead of the Persian team.

An exhausted France take the field on Tuesday against Australia in Group D. Portugal will make their debut on Thursday against Ghana in Group H.

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Portuguese historical films will premiere on 29 December.



Portuguese historical films will premiere on 29 December.

Method Media Bermuda will present the documentary FABRIC: Portuguese History in Bermuda on Thursday, December 29 at the Underwater Research Institute of Bermuda.

A spokesperson said: “Method Media is proud to bring Bermuda Fabric: Portugal History to Bermuda for its 5th and 6th showing at the Bermuda Underwater Observatory. In November and December 2019, Cloth: A Portuguese Story in Bermuda had four sold-out screenings. Now that Bermuda has reopened after the pandemic, it’s time to bring the film back for at least two screenings.

“There are tickets For $ 20 – sessions at 15:30 and 18:00. Both screenings will be followed by a short Q&A session.

Director and producer Milton Raboso says, “FABRIC is a definitive account of the Portuguese community in Bermuda and its 151 years of history, but it also places Bermuda, Acors and Portugal in the world history and the events that have fueled those 151 years.

“It took more than 10 years to implement FABRIC. The film was supported by the Minister of Culture, the Government of the Azores and private donors.

Bermuda Media Method [MMB] Created in 2011 by producer Milton Raposo. MMB has created content for a wide range of clients: Bermuda’s new hospital renovation, reinsurance, travel campaigns, international sports and more. MMB pays special attention to artistic, cultural and historical content.

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Maestro de Braga is the first Portuguese in the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba.



Maestro de Braga is the first Portuguese in the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba.

Maestro Filipe Cunha, Artistic Director of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Braga, has been invited to conduct the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra, as announced today.

According to a statement sent by O MINHO, “he will be the first Portuguese conductor to conduct this orchestra in its entire history.”

In addition to this orchestra, the maestro will also work with the Lyceo Mozarteum de la Habana Symphony Orchestra.

The concerts will take place on 4 and 12 March 2023 at the National Theater of Cuba in Havana.

In the words of the maestro, quoted in the statement, “these will be very beautiful concerts with difficult but very complex pieces” and therefore he feels “very motivated”.

From the very beginning, Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 will be performed by an Italian pianist (Luigi Borzillo), whom the maestro wants to bring to Portugal later this year. In the same concert, Mendelshon’s First Symphony will be performed.

Then, at the second concert, in the company of the Mexican clarinetist Angel Zedillo, he will perform the Louis Sfora Concerto No. 2. In this concert, the maestro also conducts Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony.

“This is an international recognition of my work. An invitation that I accept with humility and great responsibility. I was surprised to learn that I would be the first Portuguese member of the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra. This is a very great honor,” the maestro said in a statement.

“I take with me the name of the city of Braga and Portugal with all the responsibility that goes with it, and I hope to do a good job there, leaving a good image and putting on great concerts. These will be very special concerts because, in addition to performing pieces that I love, especially Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky, I will be directing two wonderful soloists who are also my friends. It will be very beautiful,” concludes Filipe Cunha.

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