BOGOTA, Sept. 25 (Xinhua) -- Everton midfielder James Rodriguez and Galatasaray striker Radamel Falcao are poised to return to Colombia's national team for FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Venezuela and Chile next month, head coach Carlos Queiroz said on Friday.
The pay-tv stations covering the game, Sky and DZAN, announced they would not be sending reporters to Budapest but instead would commentate on the game from Germany.
"You deserved a farewell befitting who you are: one of the most important players in the history of the club, achieving great things for the team and on an individual level," commented Messi on social media.
DALIAN, China, Sept. 24 (Xinhua) -- Rafael Benitez's Dalian Pro failed to make the top eight spot after losing 3-1 to Shenzhen FC in the Chinese Super League (CSL) on Thursday.
Having returned to the Merengues on a buy-back clause in 2016, Morata then joined Chelsea before a move to Atletico Madrid in January 2019.
Both sides lost several chances to take a lead in the first half, when Hebei's forwards Buya Turay and Markao failed to score in succession in the eighth minute, and Tianjin's 21-year-old midfielder Liu Ruofan missed three times in a row.
"I have no regrets of what I've done, whatever anyone else has said, that's up to them. I know my opinion of myself and my family knows exactly what I am, so that's all I'm worried about," he commented. Enditem
In addition, a packed game schedule involving nine games in 38 days comes with his concerns about facing the 2020 Spanish Euro League winner in the Hungarian capital of Budapest, one of Europe's COVID-19 hotspots.
In the 81st minute, Shijiazhuang wasted their best scoring opportunity to tie the match as Piao Shihao's close range open shot missed the target.
The second, decisive match will take place on September 30 in Salzburg, with the winner on aggregate to qualify for the Champions League's group stage. Enditem
DALIAN, China, Sept. 21 (Xinhua) -- Ye Chugui came off the bench to score in stoppage time of the second half, helping Guangzhou R&F beat Dalian Pro 1-0 in the 12th round of the Chinese Super League (CSL) here on Monday.