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Training match champions in FC Porto arena

Posted by on July 17, 2020

Training match champions in FC Porto arena

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Torbjörn Blomdahl and Rui Costa playing the exhibition match in the FC Porto arena

PORTO - The eightfold Portuguese champion Rui Costa and reigning world champion Torbjörn Blomdahl are showing up in a training match against each other this Saturday (17th of July) that can be followed live. The match is broadcast by the internal FC Porto TV channel. It is an initiative of the billiards chairman of FC Porto, well-known organizer Alipio. He responded to Blomdahl's stay in FC Porto arena for two weeks, playing the UMB Challenge in his home club and is treated by the FC Porto physio team for tendonitis in the upper arm.

The FC Porto football team became Portugal's champion this week. Rui Costa: ''We are all very happy with that, because it is very important for us because of the money that comes in from the Champions League.'' 60-year-old Rui Manuel Costa is playing for FC Porto for thirty years in the team that achieved international successes with Dani Sánchez, Torbjörn Blomdahl, Dick Jaspers and Semih Sayginer. "I work in the club myself," says Rui Costa, who won eight individual Portuguese titles and 15 league titles with the team.''

FC Porto is one of the regular organizers on the UMB and CEB calendar, including World Cups, World Championships and the European Cup for teams. Rui Costa: "We all hope the situation will be back to normal after COVID 19. Then, under Mr. Alipio's leadership, we will bring back the traditional package of organizations."

The training match between Torbjörn Blomdahl and Rui Costa starts at 5:00 pm Portuguese time. The FC Porto TV channel can be downloaded via play store and the FC Porto app.

 

 

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Jordi_Fontdevila
Jordi_Fontdevila
The Match Costa vs Blomdahl

Regarding the Match, per se, I have nothing to say because I couldn’t see it, but I’ve been told that Players didn’t use masks, a very good sign to our sport.

I just want to talk about what is behind this Game, a small Homage to THE MAN.

Behind the Match, sometimes as a TV Commentator, here is the Guardian, here is ALIPIO Jorge Fernandez, THE MAN: one of the most important 3C Front Officials, and a 3C Player, too.

No offense to anybody, but this is the ONLY PERSON in the Iberian Peninsula 3C World who, simultaneously, REALLY CARES about 3C and who treats 3C WITH CARE. All the others may have one or the other, not both, and that is why he is unique, and THE MAN.

Just the TRUTH, buddies, not to tout him as the next supporter of the Iberian professional 3C Billiards project -!!- (see “The MANIFESTO” - 8th of the comment series- if you want to, at “Suspensions PBA players expire for the time being, posted by Frits Bakker on July 14, 2020”): he is not on the role (1), but just, naturally, a ROLE MODEL.

(1) A man of such leadership qualities, in full command, would take a 4 to 6 month period to accomplish a task like that one.

Jordi Fontdevila

Message 1/1 - Publish at July 19, 2020 1:48 PM

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