TEHRAN, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) -- Iranian side Persepolis edged past Qatar's Al Sadd 1-0 on Sunday to book a place in the 2020 AFC Champions League quarter-finals.
2022 FIFA World Cup hosts Qatar will replace Equatorial Guinea, who pulled out of the friendly due to travel restrictions. Ghana will thus play Mali three days before playing Qatar.
The result at Rio de Janeiro's Maracana stadium, which came less than two weeks after Independiente whitewashed Flamengo 5-0 in Quito, guarantees the defending champions a place in the knockout phase.
They will always be a threat from set pieces as Kike Garcia showed in their goal, but unless things improve fast it could be a difficult campaign in Ipurua. Enditem
Hamilton's earlier stop, coupled with his time penalties, meant the Briton emerged from the pitlane down in 11th place. Though he was able to carve his way through the field to finish third, Hamilton was clearly irked at his punishment and voiced his displeasure over the pits-to-car radio.
Photo taken on Sept. 27, 2020 shows workers defrosting the track in the National Sliding Center in Yanqing Zone for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, Beijing, capital of China. Construction of the National Sliding Center in Yanqing of Beijing has seen big progress that it began ice-making on Sept. 18 and is estimated to finish at the end of the month before China's national team train in the National Sliding Center in early October. (Xinhua/Zhang Chenlin)
TEHRAN, Sept. 29 (Xinhua) -- Yahya Golmohammadi, head coach of Iran's Persepolis soccer team, said that Pakhtakor are "tough" opponents in the AFC Champions League quarter-finals, Tehran Times daily reported on Tuesday.
The game had already seen more than its fair share of drama after Solly March had headed Brighton level in the 95th minute, when it had looked as if a Lewis Dunk own goal and a cool finish from Marcus Rashford would give Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men three points after Neal Maupay had put the home side in front from the penalty spot.
With younger players getting more opportunities, the CSL has witnessed many success stories during the first stage. According to data from the first round, compared with the first 14 rounds of the 2019 season, coaches have increasingly been putting their trust in the youth with the total playing time of U23 players has increased by 6,822 minutes.
Earlier on Sunday, Wissam Ben Yedder struck in each half as nine-man Monaco held on to overcome Strasbourg 3-2 at home. Right-back Ruben Aguilar added another for Niko Kovac's side in stoppage time of the first half.
BANGKOK, Sept. 30 (Xinhua) -- Thailand's Board of Investment (BOI) on Wednesday announced that China-based Great Wall Motors (GWM) had signed a share sale and purchase agreement with General Motors (GM) to acquire the latter's production facilities in Rayong.