"It was a good challenge but also very important for any athlete to be exposed to bigger competitions," Borhani said. Enditem
MADRID, Sept. 4 (Xinhua) -- Lionel Messi confirmed on Friday that he would stay at FC Barcelona this season to see out his four-year contract signed in 2017.
"The female Iranian players have to wear a hijab or a head cover. In the beginning, it was difficult because there were no leagues who accepted us. However, the Bulgarian federation opened its doors to Iranian women and confirmed our participation in their league," said Borhani.
"We played well in the first half and created many chances, but we had difficulty after conceding the first goal," SIPG coach Vitor Pereira said.
13 minutes later, Anderson Talisca leveled the score with a similar long drive. Two minutes after that, Evergrande's Fernando Henrique kicked the ball home again in the melee in front of the gate but was ruled out as offside firstly. His goal was denied again by the referee in the 85th minute.
The German coach announced he is taking the clubs' challenges into account but, at the same time, will stick to the national team's rejuvenation process, including having to re-structure his defense.
CHENGDU, Sept. 7 (Xinhua) -- Both Shenzhen Nankeda and Anhui Souyu claimed their tough victories against Zhejiang Nengyuan and Jiangsu Weikeduo respectively at the 2020 China Badminton Super League (CBSL) here on Monday.
In a lifeless first half between two newly promoted sides, Ever Bright striker Luiz Muriqui pulled muscle and was substituted in the 24th minute.
Earlier, Gabriel Barbosa came off the bench to fire defending champions Flamengo to a 2-1 home victory over Fortaleza.
Djokovic's unexpected exit ends both his 26-match winning streak this year and his attempt to win his 18th Grand Slam title, with the drama also sending Carreno Busta into the men's quarterfinals.
In the women's singles, fourth seed Osaka survived a ding-dong battle against Kostyuk to emerge victorious 6-3, 6-7 (4), 6-2 after two hours and 33 minutes.