On the evening of the 29th, the Portuguese men's football team announced the latest 26-man squad for the 2024 European Championship qualifiers, with 38-year-old Ronaldo and 40-year-old Pepe among them.
On the other hand, Premier League giants Chelsea FC officially announced that 51-year-old Argentine coach Pochettino was officially appointed as the team's manager.
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Cristiano Ronaldo was named in Portugal's squad
On May 29, Martinez, the head coach of the Portuguese men's national team, announced the latest 26-man squad for the 2024 European Championship qualifiers, with 38-year-old Ronaldo and 40-year-old Pepe among them.
Portugal currently top the table with six points from two wins in Group J of the European Championship qualifiers, and they will face two European qualifier matches next month, against Bosnia and Herzegovina on 18 June and Iceland on 21 June.
Pepe was selected along with Cristiano Ronaldo.
The specific list of the Portuguese team this time:
Goalkeepers: Costa (Porto), Sa (Wolves), Patricio (Roma);
Defenders: Dalot (Manchester United), Joao Cancelo (Bayern Munich), Semedo (Wolves), Guerrero (Borussia Dortmund), Pereira (Paris Saint-Germain), Pepe (Porto), Dias (Manchester City), Ann Silva (Benfica), Inácio (Sporting Portugal), Gomes (Wolves);
Midfielders: Palinha (Fulham), Neves (Wolves), Fernandes (Manchester United), Ottavio (Porto), Sanches (Paris Saint-Germain), Vitinha (Paris Saint-Germain);
Forwards: Horta (Braga), Bernardo Silva (Manchester City), Leo (AC Milan), Felix (Chelsea), Cristiano Ronaldo (Riyadh Victory), Ramos (Benfica), Jota (Liverpool).
Pochettino becomes Chelsea manager
On the evening of the 29th, Premier League giants Chelsea Club officially announced that 51-year-old Argentine coach Pochettino officially coached the team.
Pochettino signed Chelsea on a two-year contract until June 2025, with the option to extend for another year, with the contract coming into effect on 1 July. Pochettino returned to the Premier League after three and a half years since his departure from Tottenham in November 2019.
Pochettino has coached Espanyol, Southampton, Tottenham, Paris Saint-Germain and many other European league powerhouses. He led Tottenham to the 2018-2019 Champions League final, but finished runners-up.
Pochettino was sacked by Paris in July 2022 for failing to lead his team to the Champions League and has been idle at home ever since.
Chelsea have sacked Thomas Tuchel and Porter this season, and brought back Frank Lampard, but it has not helped improve – with a poor record of 11 wins, 11 draws and 16 defeats in 38 games, it is 12th in the table and the lowest points in the club's history to play in the Premier League.
Nas is the head coach of the Philadelphia 76ers
In the early morning of the 30th, according to US media reports, Nick Nass has reached an agreement with the 76ers, and he will become the new coach of the 76ers.
"Philadelphia Inquirer" reporter Kenny Pompeo also revealed that he met Joel Embiid when Nas interviewed the Philadelphia manager, and the communication between the two sides was very smooth, and Nas's interview left a deep impression on the Philadelphia management.
Nas has been an assistant coach with the Raptors since the 2013-2014 season. In the 2018-2019 season, Nas became the head coach of the Raptors and helped the team win the NBA championship. In the 2019-2020 season, Nas was named Head Coach of the Year.
This season, his Raptors went 41-41, made the playoffs and lost to the Bulls before the Raptors fired Nas.
In his five seasons with the Raptors, Nass led the team to a 227-163 record and a 25-16 playoff record.
The 76ers and Suns have separately held talks with Nas and his agent over the past two days, but Nas' desire to coach MVP Joel Embiid, as well as his close relationship with 76ers management, played a major role in his decision, sources said.
For Nas, the first priority after taking office is to keep Harden.
Harden is expected to jump out of next season's $35.6 million player option this summer to become a full free agent. Brian Winhorst previously said that the league expects Harden to sign a four-year contract of more than $200 million this summer.
Because of the 38-year-old rule, the 76ers can offer Harden a four-year contract worth up to $210.1 million this summer. As for other teams, Harden could be offered a four-year, $217 million contract.
Wang Xiyu defeated Garcia in three sets
In the early morning of the 30th, in the first round of the women's singles of the French Open, China's Wang Xiyu fought hard for 2 hours and 38 minutes, losing 1-2 to Garcia, the "first sister of the country", and unfortunately stopped in the first round. The 3-set score was 6-7, 6-4, 4-6.
At this French Open, Wang Xiyu directly entered the main tournament with the ranking of 64th in the world. However, she was unlucky in the first round and drew the tournament's No. 5 seed Caroline Garcia.
In the first set, Wang Xiyu's serve was broken as soon as he came up, and he fell behind 0-2. In the fourth game, Wang Xiyu successfully broke back to chase 2 draws. Then both sides held their own serves, and the game went to tie-break.
In the seventh game, Wang Xiyu started with 0-3 behind, and although she chased 4-5 at one point, she still lost three consecutive points to lose the tie-break 7 set 4-7, and Garcia took the lead in winning the first set.
In the second set, Wang Xiyu improved his form, scoring four consecutive points in the third game to complete the break to take a 3-1 lead, and finally Wang Xiyu won the set 6-4.
In the tiebreaker, the two sides played fiercely, and each held serve for the first 9 games. In the crucial 10th game, Wang Xiyu lost four consecutive points after scoring one point first, and finally lost the tiebreaker 4-6, thus stopping the first round of the French Open with an aggregate score of 1-2.
Oscar scored from a direct free-kick.
Harbour leads the Chinese Super League with five straight wins and six points
On the evening of the 29th, the 10th round of the Chinese Super League ended the final match, Shanghai Port defeated Changchun Yatai 3-0 to lead the standings with a 6-point advantage.
At present, only Haigang, Chengdu and Tianjin are unbeaten in the round of 16 of the Chinese Super League.
In other matches, Shandong beat Qingdao 1-0 to win the Qilu derby, and coach Cui Kangxi won two straight when he took office.
Beijing Guoan lost 2-3 away to Zhejiang; Shenzhen defeated Meizhou 3-2 in a goal shootout.
Beijing Shougang renewed the contract of coach Leiden
On the 29th, according to the "Beijing Youth Daily", the Beijing Shougang men's basketball team has completed the renewal of the contract with Leiden, and he will serve as the official head coach of the team in the new season.
After Xie left class last season, Lyden took over as interim manager.
According to reports, Lydon is currently going through the relevant formalities, and if all goes well, preparations for the new season will start early next month.
After taking over Shougang last season, Lyden finished the regular season with a 6-1 record, ending in the quarterfinals of the playoffs.