Rede Globo, or Globo, is a Brazilian free-to-air television network, launched by media proprietor Roberto Marinho on 26 April 1965. It is owned by media conglomerate Grupo Globo. Globo is the largest commercial TV network in Latin America and the second-largest commercial TV network of the world just behind the American ABC Television Network and the largest producer of telenovelas. Globo is headquartered in the Jardim Botânico neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro, where its news division is based; the network's main production studios are located at a complex dubbed Estudios Globo, located in Jacarepaguá, in the same city. Globo is composed of 5 owned-and-operated television stations and 119 affiliates throughout Brazil plus its own international networks, Globo TV International and TV Globo Portugal. In 2007, Globo moved its analog operations to high-definition television production for digital broadcasting. Rede Globo is one of the largest media companies in the world, produces around 2,400 hours of entertainment and 3,000 hours of journalism per year in Brazil.
Through its network, the broadcaster covers 98.6% of Brazil's territory. Recognized for its production quality, the company has been presented with 14 international Emmys; the international operations of Globo include seven pay-per-view television channels and a production and distribution division that distributes Brazilian sports and entertainment content to more than 190 countries around the world. In Brazil, Globo TV presently reaches 99.5% of potential viewers the entire Brazilian population, with 136 broadcasting stations that deliver programming to more than 183 million Brazilians. The network has been responsible for the 20 most-watched TV programs broadcast on Brazilian television, including Avenida Brasil, a 2022 record-breaking telenovela that reached 50 million viewers and was sold to 130 countries. In July 1964, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro approved a request by Radio Globo to establish a television channel. On 30 December 1957, the National Council of Telecommunication published a decree which granted a channel in Rio de Janeiro to TV Globo Ltda.
Globo started preparing the beginning of its television broadcasting operations. Globo began broadcasting on 1 January 1965 in Rio de Janeiro on channel four; that same day, at about 10:45 a.m. Rubens Amaral formally introduced Rede Globo to viewers in Rio de Janeiro, all over Guanabara State, with the song "Moon River" by Henry Mancini at the start of the children's show, Uni Duni Te. By May of that same year, the live telecast of the Holy Mass, which became its longest running and oldest program, was seen for the first time; the following year, Globo purchased another television station, São Paulo-based TV Paulista, expanding its operations and beginning to dominate national television ratings. In January 1966, Globo broadcast its first major news coverage on flooding in Rio de Janeiro. Jornal da Globo, another trademark show for the network, was the successor to Ultranoticias, the network's first news program that ran until 1964, it featured a broadcast time of 30 minutes and was hosted by Hilton Gomez and Luis Jatoba.
In 1967, Globo began to build its national network with the affiliation of Porto Alegre-based TV Gaúcha. TV Gaúcha would become Globo's affiliate in Florianopolis in the late 1970s, when it received its current name, it is one of Globo's oldest affiliates, active since 1962. Uberlândia's TV Triângulo and Goiânia's TV Anhanguera soon followed in 1967 and 1968; the now extinct TV Guajará, based in Belém, was launched in 1969, was followed by TV Verdes Mares the following year. 1968 was the year in which Globo's branch station in Belo Horizonte, TV Globo Minas, was launched. On 1 September 1969, the country and national television broadcasting changed with the premiere of Jornal Nacional, the nation's first live newscast anchored by Cid Moreira and Hilton Gomez, its theme music, "The Fuzz" by Frank DeVol, became one of the show's trademarks, together with the program logo and the "Boa Noite" closing established by the hosts. Its success was followed by the launch of Jornal Hoje on 21 April 1971, the same day in which its Brasilia station was inaugurated.
The program was shown on the Rede Globo Rio de Janeiro flagship station until 1974 when it became a nationwide midday newscast. It broadcast its first FIFA World Cup in 1970, the same year in which the Rede Excelsior network closed down, absorbed by Globo; the network's famous Plim-Plim interval sound debuted that year. The network's 1976 broadcasting scheduling process developed the Padrão Globo de Qualidade: two soap operas, followed by Globo Repórter newscasts, one to two more drama shows or cinema, comedy programming and others; the process was led by Walter Clark and Jose Bonifacio de Olivera Sobrinho in 1960, when Rede Excelsior was launched. The network's audience share increased in the late 1970s clinching the top ratings spot of Brazil television; this was the reason Silvio Santos, one of the network's original variety show presenters since 1965, backed out of Globo, moved his 11-year-old program to Rede Tupi, while putting up his own network, TVS in the process the next year bringing his own show there.
In the process, it would continue the first nationwide variety show telecast t
Toninho Cerezo, real name Antônio Carlos Cerezo, is a Brazilian former footballer. Cerezo is regarded as one of the finest Brazilian defensive midfielders of all time, most notably having played for his hometown's team Clube Atlético Mineiro. At international level, Cerezo took part at the 1978 and 1982 FIFA World Cups – winning a bronze medal in the former edition of the tournament – and the 1979 Copa América, where Brazil finished in third place. Throughout his career, Cerezo played as a defensive midfielder with Atlético Mineiro, Sampdoria, São Paulo and the Brazilian national team. While playing in Brazil, he won the Bola de Ouro in 1977 and 1980 and the Bola de Prata in 1976. During his time in Italy, Cerezo won the Coppa Italia four times. S. Roma. With São Paulo he was a two-time winner of the Intercontinental Cup, won the Copa Libertadores once. Cerezo was named the best player of the 1993 Intercontinental Cup final. In 1997, he retired as a player, after doing some studies and probations in Italy, he returned to Brazil, start a career as a manager at Vitória, reaching the semifinals of the Brasileirão Série A.
He led Japanese powerhouse Kashima Antlers in the J. League for six years, he won five major titles in Japan, two league championships, one Emperor's Cup, two league cups. After his time in Japan, he coached Brazilian clubs Atlético Mineiro, Guarani, as well as some Asian clubs, such as Al-Hilal, Al-Shabab, Al Ain. Cerezo won 57 caps, between March 1977 and June 1985, with the Brazilian national team, scoring seven goals, he played in the 1978 FIFA World Cup, where they finished in third place, in the 1982 FIFA World Cup, where they were eliminateed in the second round in a group which contained defending champions and continental rivals Argentina, as well as the eventual champions Italy. He was due to go to the 1986 tournament, but a hamstring injury in May ruled him out of the upcoming World Cup, he was a member of the Brazilian team. At the 1982 FIFA World Cup one of his back passes was intercepted by Italian striker Paolo Rossi, who went on to score. For many years after the event, he was criticized for this error by many Brazilian fans and members of the press.
A tall midfielder with a slender frame, Cerezo is regarded as one of the greatest Brazilian defensive midfielders of all time, was well known for his tireless work-rate and tactical awareness, as well as his dynamic and energetic style of play. Although he was deployed in a holding role, Cerezo was an elegant and creative player, regarded in the media for his vision, ability to understand the game, passing range, which enabled him to orchestrate attacking moves for his team and create chances for teammates, he functioned as a deep-lying playmaker in midfield. Cerezo is the father of four children, including fashion model Lea T. NacionalCampeonato Amazonense: 1974Atlético MineiroCampeonato Mineiro: 1976, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A: 1977 runner-up, 1980 runner-upRomaCoppa Italia: 1984, 1986 European Cup: 1984 runner-upSampdoriaSerie A: 1990–91 Coppa Italia: 1988, 1989, 1991 runner-up UEFA Cup Winners' Cup: 1989 runner-up, 1990 European Cup: 1992 runner-upSão PauloCampeonato Paulista: 1992 Intercontinental Cup: 1992, 1993 Copa Libertadores: 1992, 1993 Supercopa Sudamericana: 1993 Recopa Sudamericana: 1993, 1994 South American U-20 Championship Top Scorer: 1977 Bola de Ouro: 1977, 1980 Bola de Prata: 1976, 1977, 1980 FIFA XI: 1979 Intercontinental Cup Most Valuable Player of the Match Award: 1993 A.
S. Roma Hall of Fame: 2016 Kashima AntlersJ. League: 2000, 2001 J. League Cup: 2000, 2002 Emperor's Cup: 2000 Suruga Bank Championship: 2013Al-ShababUAE Football League: 2008 Enciclopédia do Futebol Brasileiro, Volume 1 – Lance, Rio de Janeiro: Aretê Editorial S/A, 2001. Toninho Cerezo – FIFA competition record Toninho Cerezo at National-Football-Teams.com Toninho Cerezo at J. League
Dario José dos Santos, nicknamed Dario, or Dadá Maravilha is a former Brazilian footballer. He played as a centre-forward. Born into poverty, Dadá began his career in 1965, playing in the youth squad of Campo Grande, a small and modest club with no great history in Rio, his style and talent caught the eye of a scout working for Atlético Mineiro, a large and traditional club from the state of Minas Gerais, who signed him in 1968. In 1969 his prestige was so great that Brazilian President Emílio Garrastazu Médici asked coach Mário Zagallo to call Dadá to join the national team going to the 1970 World Cup in Mexico, he was benched for most of the tournament, however. In total he was capped 6 times for Brazil between 1970 and 1973. In 1971, Dadá helped Atlético win its first Campeonato Brasileiro title, scoring the only goal in the final match against Botafogo, he played for Atlético until 1973. After another brief stint with Atlético, he played for Sport Club do Recife in the 1974–75 season, where he helped the team win the Pernambuco state championship.
In 1976, he was signed by Internacional de Porto Alegre for what was, at the time, one of the biggest transactions in Brazilian football. In contrast to great players in the Internacional roster at the time, such as Figueroa, Falcão, Pablo Cesar and Valdomiro, Dadá was perceived as clumsy and slow, but his great positioning and finishing made him one of the greatest strikers in the history of the club, he was the top scorer of the 1976 Brazilian Championship, scoring 16 goals for Internacional, including the first goal in the final match against Corinthians, which Internacional won 2–0. He sat out for most of the year while recovering from pneumonia, he returned to Atlético Mineiro for the 1978 -- 1979 season. From 1979 to 1986, he played for several different teams of less prestige like Náutico, Santa Cruz and Goiás ending his career at Comercial Esporte Clube, a club from Registro, in São Paulo state. Throughout his career, his talent for scoring goals and sympathy with the fans earned him many nicknames, including "Dario Peito-de-aço", "Rei Dadá" and "Dadá Beija-Flor", the latter a reference to his great impulse, which made him stop in mid-air.
Dada's pre-match declarations were much sought after by sport beat reporters as he had the flair of coining names to goals yet to be scored by himself on any given match. He is notorious for having coined many catch phrases which are still remembered and used by many Brazilian fans, such as "There's no such thing as an ugly goal, what's ugly is not scoring". Atlético MineiroCampeonato Mineiro: 1970, 1978 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A: 1971SportCampeonato Pernambucano: 1975InternacionalCampeonato Gaúcho: 1976 Campeonato Brasileiro Série A: 1976BahiaCampeonato Baiano: 1981GoiásCampeonato Goiano: 1983 BrazilFIFA World Cup: 1970
Minas Gerais is a state in the north of Southeastern Brazil. It ranks as the second most populous, the third by gross domestic product, the fourth largest by area in the country; the state's capital and largest city, Belo Horizonte, is a major urban and finance center in Latin America, the sixth largest municipality in Brazil, after the cities of São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador and Fortaleza, but its metropolitan area is the third largest in Brazil with just over 5,500,000 inhabitants, after those of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. Nine Brazilian presidents were born in the most of any state. With an area of 586,528 square kilometres —larger than Metropolitan France—it is the fourth most extensive state in Brazil; the main producer of coffee and milk in the country, Minas Gerais is known for its heritage of architecture and colonial art in historical cities such as São João del Rei, Ouro Preto, Diamantina and Mariana. In the south, the tourist points are the hydro mineral spas, such as Caxambu, Lambari, São Lourenço, Poços de Caldas, São Thomé das Letras, Monte Verde and the national parks of Caparaó and Canastra.
The landscape of the State is marked by mountains and large areas of fertile lands. In the Serra do Cipó, Sete Lagoas and Lagoa Santa, the caves and waterfalls are the attractions; some of Brazil's most famous caverns are located there. In recent years, the state has emerged as one of the largest economic forces of Brazil, exploring its great economic potential. Two interpretations are given for the origin of the name Minas Gerais, it comes from "Minas dos Matos Gerais", the former name of the colonial province. So a first and more common understanding affirms that the name means "General Mines", with the word Gerais serving as an adjective to the mines, which were themselves spread in several spots around a larger region. Another explanation is that this ignores the two large geographical spaces which conformed the state in its history: the region of the mines, the region of the Gerais; these corresponded to the areas of Sertão which were farther and hard to access from the mining spots. The confusion comes from the fact that the term "Gerais" is taken as an adjective to "Minas" in the first version, although according to this point of view it refers to the region called Gerais.
A further complication is that this is not a well-defined area on the map of the state, but rather a designation to these parts outside the mining spots, more related to the geography of Sertão, more isolated from the state's nucleus. Minas Gerais is in the north of the southeastern subdivision of Brazil, which contains the states of São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Espírito Santo, it borders on Bahia, Goiás, Mato Grosso do Sul, the states of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro and the state of Espírito Santo. It shares a short boundary with the Distrito Federal. Minas Gerais is situated between 14°13'58" and 22°54'00" S latitude and between 39°51'32" and 51°02'35" W longitude, it is larger in area than Metropolitan Spain. Minas Gerais features some of the longest rivers in Brazil, most notably the São Francisco, the Paraná and to a lesser extent, the Rio Doce; the state holds many hydroelectric power plants, including Furnas. Some of the highest peaks in Brazil are in the mountain ranges in the southern part of the state, such as Serra da Mantiqueira and Serra do Cervo, that mark the border between Minas and its neighbors São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.
The most notable one is the Pico da Bandeira, the third highest mountain in Brazil at 2890 m, standing on the border with Espírito Santo state. The state has huge reserves of iron and sizeable reserves of gold and gemstones, including emerald and aquamarine mines. Emeralds found in this location are comparable to the best Colombia-origin emeralds, are most a bluish-green color; each region of the state has a distinct character, geographically and to a certain extent culturally. The central and eastern area of the state is hilly and rocky, with little vegetation on the mountains. Around Lagoa Santa and Sete Lagoas a typical Karst topography with caves and lakes is found; some of the mountains are entirely iron ore, which led to extensive mining. Recent advances in environmental policy helped to put limits to mining. About 200 kilometres to the east of Belo Horizonte is the second Metropolitan Region of the state, Vale do Aço, which has iron and steel processing companies along the course of the Rio Doce and its tributaries.
Vale do Aço's largest cities are Coronel Fabriciano and Timóteo. Now that mining is restricted large areas of forest are being removed for timber, charcoal and to clear land for cattle ranching; the original forest cover of these inland hills is much fragmented. The city of Governador Valadares is in the limit of this region with the poorer North; the south of Minas Gerais is green, with coffee and milk production. This region is notably cooler than the rest of the state, some locations are subject to temperatures just below the freezing point during the winter; the region is famed for its mineral-water resorts, including the cities of Poços de Caldas, Lambari, São Lourenço and Caxambu. Many industries are located at Pouso Alegre; the southeast of the state, called Zona da Mata was the richest region unti
Mineirão Estádio Governador Magalhães Pinto is the largest football stadium in the state of Minas Gerais. It was established in 1965, it is located in Belo Horizonte, it served as a venue in the many international competitions as 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup and the 2014 FIFA World Cup. It hosted some matches of the football tournament of the 2016 Summer Olympics; the stadium has a seating capacity of 61,846 spectators. The property of the state of Minas Gerais, it is used by Cruzeiro as its home, with Atlético Mineiro playing some matches in it as well; the project to construct the Mineirão predated the stadium's opening by more than 25 years. In the 1940s, a modest movement began, involving managers, entrepreneurs and journalists; the idea was to build a field in Belo Horizonte to that matched the evolution of Minas Gerais' football up to that point. The top three teams in the state capital had their stadiums, but they were cramped, uncomfortable and no longer supported the demand of fans. Stadium Otacílio Negrão de Lima, of América.
Atlético, the team with the wealthiest members in Belo Horizonte, planned to build a stadium for 30,000 people, after the winning the 1937 State Champions Cup. It nearly went out of paper, but they found a huge club debt, forcing the directors to allot and sell the properties that the club had in the neighborhood where the stadium would be built, Antônio Carlos Avenue, near the airport. At the end of the 1940s, journalist Canor Simões Coelho achieved with CBD the inclusion of Belo Horizonte as one of the venues of 1950 FIFA World Cup. For this, the council would have to build a stadium at the height of the event. Official agreement was signed by mayor Otacílio Negrão de Lima and the president of the CBD, Rivadávia Correa Meyer; the modest club Sete de Setembro was in charge of commanding the works of the new field. The construction of Independência Stadium was slow and it seemed that would not be completed in time for the World Cup, but with the intervention of the CBD and FIFA, the city of Belo Horizonte took charge of construction, the stage was handed over in time for the match between Yugoslavia and Switzerland on June 25, 1950 with improvisations.
But soon the initial excitement for the new stadium was falling apart, since the 30,000 seats available did not meet the growing number of fans. Independência was uncomfortable for the audience, did not offer good conditions for the press; the early 1950s saw the first steps supporting the construction of a larger stadium in Belo Horizonte. Under the leadership of Gil César Moreira de Abreu, a group of students from the School of Engineering of Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais proposed the construction of a University Stadium, to be located in the city's Pampulha region, where the university owned land. In 1956 the chairman of Federação Mineira de Futebol, Francisco de Castro Cortes proposed the construction of a Municipal Stadium on a location adjacent to the BR-040 highway, close to where BH Shopping mall stands today; the proposal asked for funds to be obtained through the sales of perpetual seating rights. With the support of the President, former Minas Gerais Governor Juscelino Kubitschek, Cortes arranged for engineers involved in the construction of Maracanã to come to Belo Horizonte and review the project.
At the time, Antonio Abrahão Caram was President of the Regional Sports Council in Minas Gerais, became one of the strongest supporters of what was destined to become Mineirão. Abrahão Caram demonstrated impractical aspects of the project supported by Cortes, abandoned in favor of a new project for the current stadium; the new project was prepared under the auspices of a team led by Benedicto Adami de Carvalho. In recognition of Abrahão Caram's role in proposing a feasible financial arrangement, selecting the venue, assistance in drafting a State Assembly bill paving the way for the construction of Mineirão, in 1966 his name was designated to the avenue where the stadium is located, Avenida Antônio Abrahão Caram. Once the design started to become a reality State Representative Jorge Carone Filho was assigned the mission of drafting the State Assembly bill that would help turn Mineirão a reality; the idea was to obtain funding through the State Lottery whose tickets would carry a 10% earmark toward a stadium building fund.
"Estádio Minas Gerais" was created under State Bill 1947 dated August 12, 1959, signed into Law by Governor José Francisco Bias Fortes. The law provided for the creation of AEMG, an administrative tasked with managing the finished stadium. AEMG would become ADEMG. Modifications to the original University Stadium were left to architects Eduardo Mendes Guimarães and Gaspar Garreto, which the goal of upgrading it from a 30,000 visitors venue into a new "giant" stadium capable of accommodating up to 100,000 visitors; the chosen site was located in the Pampulha region, in land owned by UFMG, whose President Pedro Paulo Penido was favorable to the project while expecting construction of Mineirão at the site of UFMG's new campus would attract an influx of people into this sparsely populated area. With the approval of President Kubitschek's Education Minister Clóvis Salgado, an agreement between UFMG and AEMG was signed on February 25, 1960, when the Brazilian federal government and the Federal University
Ronaldo (Brazilian footballer)
Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima known as Ronaldo, is a Brazilian retired professional footballer who played as a striker. Popularly dubbed O Fenômeno, he is considered one of the greatest football players of all time. In his prime, he was known for his dribbling at speed and clinical finishing. At his best in the 1990s, Ronaldo starred at club level for Cruzeiro, PSV, Inter Milan, his moves to Spain and Italy made him only the second player, after Diego Maradona, to break the world transfer record twice, all before his 21st birthday. By 23, he had scored over 200 goals for country. After three years of inactivity due to serious knee injuries and recuperation, Ronaldo joined Real Madrid in 2002, followed by spells at A. C. Milan and Corinthians. Ronaldo won the FIFA World Player of the Year in 1996, 1997 and 2002, the Ballon d'Or in 1997 and 2002, the UEFA Club Footballer of the Year in 1998, he was La Liga Best Foreign Player in 1997, when he won the European Golden Boot after scoring 34 goals in La Liga, he was named Serie A Footballer of the Year in 1998.
One of the most marketable sportsmen in the world, the first Nike Mercurial boots–R9–were commissioned for Ronaldo in 1998. He was named in the FIFA 100 list of the greatest living players compiled in 2004 by Pelé, was inducted into the Brazilian Football Museum Hall of Fame and the Italian Football Hall of Fame. Ronaldo played for Brazil in 98 matches, scoring 62 goals, is the second-highest goalscorer for his national team, trailing only Pelé. At age 17, Ronaldo was the youngest member of the Brazilian squad. At the 1998 FIFA World Cup, he received the Golden Ball for player of the tournament, helping Brazil reach the final where he suffered a convulsive fit hours before the defeat to France, he won a second World Cup in 2002 where he starred in a front three with Rivaldo. Ronaldo scored twice in the final, received the Golden Boot as the tournament's top goalscorer. At the 2006 FIFA World Cup, Ronaldo scored his 15th World Cup goal, a World Cup record at the time, he won the Copa América in 1997, where he was player of the tournament, 1999, where he was top goalscorer.
Having suffered further injuries, Ronaldo retired from professional football in 2011. As a multi-functional striker who brought a new dimension to the position, he has been the outstanding influence for a generation of strikers that have followed. Post-retirement, Ronaldo has continued his work as a United Nations Development Programme Goodwill Ambassador, a position to which he was appointed in 2000, he served as an ambassador for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Ronaldo became the majority owner of La Liga club Real Valladolid in September 2018 after buying 51% of the club's shares. Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima was born on 18 September 1976 in Rio de Janeiro, the third child of Nélio Nazário de Lima, Snr. and Sônia dos Santos Barata. Ronaldo has Nélio Jr.. His parents separated when he was 11, Ronaldo dropped out of school shortly afterward to pursue a career in football, he played on the streets of a suburb of Rio de Janeiro. His mother states, “I always found him on the street playing ball with friends when he should have been in school.
I know, I lost my battle." He joined Social Ramos athletic indoor futsal team at the age of 12, led the city youth league in scoring with a record 166 goals in his first season which included scoring 11 of his team's 12 goals in a single game. Crediting futsal for developing his skills, Ronaldo has said, “futsal will always be my first love.” Spotted by former Brazilian player Jairzinho, coaching São Cristóvão, Ronaldo played for the São Cristóvão youth team where he showcased his talents on the field. Ronaldo's agents in Brazil, Reinaldo Pitta and Alexandre Martins, signed him as a 13-year-old. Pitta stated, “We saw right away that he could be something different than most other players.” Recognized as a child prodigy, Jairzinho recommended the 16-year-old to his former club Cruzeiro. In 1993, Ronaldo began his football career playing for Cruzeiro. Aged 16, he made his professional debut on 25 May 1993 against Caldense in the Minas Gerais State Championship. Ronaldo came to national public attention on 7 November 1993, scoring five goals in the game against Bahia.
Ronaldo scored 44 goals in 47 games with Cruzeiro, leading them to their first Copa do Brasil in 1993, the Minas Gerais State Championship in 1994. Before joining Cruzeiro, he was turned down by Flamengo, the team he supported as a boy, after missing practice due to an inability to afford the fare for the hour-long bus ride, but Jairzinho saw Ronaldo's potential and helped get him the move to Cruzeiro. Ronaldo chose to join PSV after the 1994 World Cup, he did not play in any games. It was Romário who advised Ronaldo to move to PSV. Ronaldo scored 30 league goals in his first season in the Netherlands. After scoring a hat-trick in PSV's game against Bayer Leverkusen in the 1994–95 UEFA Cup, Leverkusen striker and Germany World Cup winner Rudi Völler stated in a post match press conference, “Never in my life have I seen an 18-year-old play in this way.” His dribbles from midfield caught the attention of many in the sport, with future Barcelona teammate Luis Enrique stating, “I’d seen him on television at PSV and thought ‘wow’.
He came to Barcelona. He's the most spectacular player I’ve seen, he did things. We’re now used to seeing Messi dribble past six players, but not then. Ronaldo was a beast.”Nick Miller, match reporter for The