"Faced with the uncertainty brought by the pandemic, Beijing 2022 will continue to keep close communication with the International Olympic Committee, International Paralympic Committee, International Federations and other stakeholders to push forward the preparations smoothly as always." Enditem
"Players executed well even though we pulled away. I'm satisfied with their fighting spirit. But we have to improve on some details on both ends," Beijing coach Zhang Yunsong explained.
One suspects that Messi, who will be 35 when the next edition of football's showpiece tournament begins, will be a man on a mission during these qualifiers as he seeks to enhance his own legacy and end Argentina's nearly three-decade wait for major silverware.
BUENOS AIRES, Oct. 6 (Xinhua) -- Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Giovani Lo Celso will miss Argentina's opening 2022 World Cup qualifiers against Ecuador and Bolivia because of a thigh injury, the Argentinian Football Association (AFA) said on Tuesday.
Also on Sunday, Lille secured a comfortable 3-0 win at Strasbourg thanks to goals from Zeki Celik, Renato Sanches and Burak Yilmaz. Strasbourg has lost five of its six league games since the new season started in August. Enditem
National team manager Oliver Bierhoff said the association depends on internationals' turnovers and will start a charm offensive to regain fans' trust.
Former champion and No. 16 seed Stan Wawrinka was the biggest star who saw his run at this year's Roland Garros end on Friday. The Swiss star was turfed out by French wildcard and world No. 239 Hugo Gaston 2-6, 6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 6-0 in a five-set battle lasting over three hours.
Al Nassr broke the deadlock with a penalty in the 35th minute before Abdi Mehdi Qara leveled for Persepolis just six minutes later.
The race, attracting around 1,500 runners from China, Japan, Mexico and other countries and regions, features 65km, 25km and 5km races.
"Now we can play matches. Even without fans on site, we can feel satisfied back on court, so I cherish it pretty much," she noted.
New arrival Pedro Rodriguez scored the winner after the break as the Spaniard unleashed a missile into the net with both power and precision.