Sports can help young people develop physical skills, improve intellectual and cognitive abilities, make friends, have fun and socialize, learn to work in groups, acquire values linked to solidarity, honesty, and effort, and improve their self-esteem. Today we remember this empowerment because July 15 is World Youth Skills Day, a United Nations (UN) General Assembly initiative.
We all know Cristiano Ronaldo, a professional footballer originally from Madeira, Portugal. Often regarded as one of the best and most complete players of all time, he was voted best player in the world by FIFA and France Football, receiving the Ballon d'Or award (which for a period was renamed the FIFA Ballon d'Or) a total of five times: 2008, 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017. He has also won the UEFA Golden Boot award a total of four times. In addition, he has won the UEFA Best Player in Europe award three times and the UEFA Best Club Player award once.
Roland Garros, the French Grand Slam tournament, which runs from May 30 to June 13, will have supporters in the stands. The announcement was made on May 2 by Jean-Michel Blanquer, the French sports minister, on the television channel France 3.
The month of April brought significant changes in the outlook for the near future of women's football in Portugal and Europe. Despite being excluded from the Euro 2022 final phase by Russia, losing 1-0 in Lisbon and drawing 0-0 in Moscow, Portugal achieved its best result yet. The 2022 European championship panel is now complete and the new women's Champions League structure is now also known.
Cristiano Ronaldo, indisputably one of the best football players ever, scored his 760th goals in official matches in early 2021. This makes him the top scorer in football history - although the title is disputed by some.
Lisbon Football Youth Cup is a celebration of the beautiful game. An international youth football party, an immense multicultural experience that brings together boys and girls from all over the world. As such, how could we party without those heartfelt hugs after that last-minute goal that wins a match?