The idea to add some leadership skills to exiting teenage talents could well pay off if the Swiss coach can create stability.
The attacking midfielder will find it tough to break into Zidane's starting 11, but his departure was a blow to Real Sociedad. The Basque side acted quickly and the signing of veteran David Silva to replace Odegaard looks like a smart move, although the former Manchester City man will probably have to settle for a place on the bench after testing positive for COVID-19 on the same day he was presented by the club.
Argentina will host Ecuador at the Bombonera in Buenos Aires on October 8 before a clash with Bolivia in La Paz five days later.
The top four teams at the end of the qualifying tournament - in which teams play each other twice on a home-and-away basis - will automatically earn a World Cup berth. The fifth-ranked side will advance to a two-legged intercontinental playoff.
Top seeds Novak Djokovic and defending champion Rafael Nadal, who have first round byes, will begin their campaigns on Wednesday.
"Schalke never will be a boring club as emotions have always played a vital role. It makes Schalke unique in football."
"Staying at the top might be much harder than getting to the top. One has to consider all the possible details both on and off the pitch."
The former assistant to Pep Guardiola has guided Flamengo to five wins, two draws and four losses, the same number of defeats suffered by the team in the entire 2019 Serie A season. Enditem
XI'AN, Sept. 15 (Xinhua) -- Northwest China's Shaanxi province marked the one year countdown to the 14th National Games with a ceremony gala on Tuesday.
Osaka's announcement came just hours after the French Open organizers were forced to reduce the maximum of spectators per day from 11,500 to 5,000, with the coronavirus situation deteriorating in France recently. Enditem
PARIS, Sept. 21 (Xinhua) -- Slovenian debutant Tadej Pogacar secured his Tour de France triumph in Paris on Sunday, becoming the second-youngest champion at just 21 years old.