TEHRAN, Sept. 17 (Xinhua) -- The Iranian national soccer team have moved into the top 30 in the new FIFA world rankings, the Tehran Times daily reported on Thursday.
The fact that the tie was decided with just one leg, rather than the traditional home and away format, meant the game was a potential banana skin for the Chinese-owned team making its first ever appearance in Europe, but Diego Martinez's side got off to a perfect start with two goals in 10 minutes.
20 minutes later, Jaroslav Zeleny got lucky and his shot from the top of the box bounced off a teammate and into Dunajska Streda's net to tie things up for the visitors 1-1.
LONDON, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) -- Football's global governing body FIFA has predicted a drop of 120 million US dollars in revenue for the period 2019-2022 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as the FIFA Congress approved a revised budget for the four-year financial cycle on Friday.
The German said that signing Alcantara was "nothing to do with being champions; we constantly try to develop and find solutions to the new challenges before we have the problems with them. That's how football works. It's not only about changing things it's about finding the right approach and plan again for this season," he commented.
BUENOS AIRES, Sept. 16 (Xinhua) -- Argentinian midfielder Rodrigo Battaglia has expressed hope that his move to Deportivo Alaves will jumpstart a stalled international career.
The first report "They Blamed Me Because I Am Asian," written by 87 high school interns from the center's Youth Campaign, analyzed 990 interviews with AAPI youths this summer to explore how young people are coping with rising racism.
"It's a fact that most CBA clubs are operating at a loss," a source told Xinhua. "The average loss can reach tens of millions of RMB per year."
Considered by many as Poland's best ever female volleyball player, Glinka played under Lang in 2003 and 2004. Enditem
The report said the decisions made through the NFABD Competition Standing Committee meeting took into consideration the weather conditions in the Sultanate.
Sawe, who started jumping while still a student at Itigo Secondary School in Kosirai in the expansive Rift Valley region, first represented Kenya at the African Athletics Championship in Porto Novo, Benin in 2012 where he won a bronze medal.