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masopust. Triple Portuguese Suffering Prince of Paradox



masopust.  Triple Portuguese Suffering Prince of Paradox

Josef Masopust was born in Most, in North Bohemia, formerly Czechoslovakia, on February 9, 1931. He died on June 29, 2015.

Also in June, on the 17th, he was in Santiago de Chile, playing in the World Cup final against Brazil. 1962

At the 15th minute, to everyone’s surprise, he made the score 1:0. Czechoslovakia and Brazil have already met each other in the group stage with a 0-0 draw. Pelé was injured in that game and missed the remainder of the World Cup.

On the losing side, the Brazilians, world champions, changed the result to Amarildo, Zito and Vava. Czechoslovakia had a brilliant team (in Brazil they prefer to write Czechoslovakia): Schroif; Quiet, Novak, Plyuskal and Poplugar; Masopust and Pospichal; Scherer, Kadraba, Kwasnak and Jelinek.

Strange names from ancient times.

Masopust was strong, with impressive technique. He played both as a left midfielder and as a central midfielder. Excellent ball control, easy dribbling and flawless passing.

Svatopluk Plyuskal was his partner in Dukla in Prague (died 2005).

Jan Popluhar was the star of Slovan de Bratislava (he died in 2011).

Tomas Pospichal was a figure in Banica Ostrava and Slavia in Prague (he died in 2003).

William Schroif was an excellent goalkeeper for Slovan de Bratislava and Lokomotiv Kosice, predecessor of the giant Viktor (died 2007).

Almost nothing was left of the world second-place team that could have played Portugal for access to the 1966 World Cup in England.

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Josef Masopust was already one of the chosen ones, but he left Chile with great authority.

Journalists from nineteen European countries, correspondents for France Football, arguably the best football publication of all time, formed an electoral college that elected him the best player in Europe in 1962. Each of them voted for five players, assigning them a score decreasing from 5 to 1.

Eusebio took second place. The boy from Mafalala commented, “At least I was the forward with the most votes. Next time I’ll try to play Masopust.” He preached three.

Luz, Prague, Bratislava On March 6, 1963, Josef Masopust and Eusebio da Silva Ferreira met face to face at the Da Luz stadium in front of 60,000 spectators. Eusebio: “I was delighted with the Dukla team. Unusual! And Masopust was the best of the Czech players.” Masopust: “Eusebius! What a great player! An element like him should be strictly and rigidly marked. Exchange of pennants at the end.

The match was completed by Benfica: victory 2:1. Mario Coluna: two goals. All unanimously praised the technique and art of the Czechoslovaks. “A ground ball, constant demarcations, drawing the Reds into a sticky web from which it was difficult to escape,” wrote Fernando Soromeño.

The trip to Prague was terrible. Fernando Riera applied a tough marking system to the opponent, which left Kadek, Masopust and Brumovski on the sidelines of the decisions of the game, while forwards Jelinek and Kucera were left on their own. A goalless draw sent Benfica through to the semi-finals and on their way to another European Cup final. Masopust received his Ballon d’Or, but the loud cries of “Dukla in Doho!” – “Before Dukla!!” – in a crowded stadium, Benfica doubled. Three years later it will be Portugal in Bratislava. 1-0, goal by Eusebio. Czechoslovakia, ranked second in the world, would not have gone to England. Portugal yes. And beat Pele in Brazil. Masopust, the prince of paradox, will be missed. Him and his confusing football with unstoppable shots.

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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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