RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept. 12 (Xinhua) -- Former Bayern Munich and Brazil international right-back Rafinha has admitted that his move to Olympiacos from Flamengo was financially motivated.
LONDON, Sept. 9 (Xinhua) -- It's a new season but everyone will be looking to the same team to be the favorites to lift the Premier League title.
An official of the organizing committee named Wei Tieping told Xinhua that the 14th National Games wouldn't be held in close doors amid the regular COVID-19 control in China.
After being affected by the postponed 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, the organizing committee of China's major sports event finally released the date of the 14th National Games opening ceremony officially.
DALIAN, Sept. 13 (Xinhua) -- Guangzhou Evergrande coach Fabio Cannavaro marked his 47-year-old birthday with a victory as the defending champions of the Chinese Super League beat Shandong Luneng 2-1 here on Sunday.
The truncated 2020 CSL campaign saw 16 teams split into two groups, each group of eight teams to be based in the same hotel, to play a tournament style league behind closed doors. Enditem
The match was delayed for half an hour because of heavy rain. As the match was going for a goalless draw in the first half, Shanghai broke the deadlock in the stoppage time with a volley shot from Austrian striker Marko Arnautovic. After repeated checking by VAR, the referee finally rewarded the goal to Shanghai.
Sunday kicks off with Alaves starting their centenary season at home to Betis in another game which had its kick-off changed late on Wednesday night. The match was due to start at 9 pm on Monday but has been brought forward to 14:00 on Sunday in a move which will have ruined the final preparations of coaches Pablo Machin and Manuel Pellegrini, both of whom are debuting with their respective clubs.
Liu, who boasted a stellar playing career, was named WTT chief in June.
Vasco have now won five of their nine matches to date this season and are three points behind leaders Internacional, who lost 1-0 at Goias earlier on Sunday. Botafogo are 17th with just nine points.
Attacking midfielder Gabriel Sara had given the visitors the lead with an eighth-minute strike before Madson Ferreira equalized on the half-hour mark.