JERUSALEM, Sept. 22 (Xinhua) -- Israeli champions Maccabi Tel Aviv lost 2-1 at home to Austrian champions Red Bull Salzburg at home on Tuesday, in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League's playoffs.
ACCRA, Sept. 22 (Xinhua) -- The Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) and the Confederation of African Football (CAF) have expressed their condolences and support to the Ghana Football Association (GFA) over the death of eight teenage footballers in a road accident.
With one round left, Chongqing has booked a berth in the next stage.
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.
Peng Xinli broke the deadlock in the 37th minute as the midfielder burst into the box and prodded into the net from close range.
Samaria said the players' fitness is not a cause for concern, as most of the players have been working out throughout the pandemic to ensure their fitness level.
The 21-year-old replaces Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus, who has been ruled out of the fixtures with a calf injury.
More than 1,600 participants from over 10 countries and regions have attended the event since its establishment in 2018. Enditem
Opponent Real Betis has started the campaign well under Manuel Pellegrini and the former Real Madrid coach looks to have added steel to a side which flattered to deceive last season.
Due to challenges in securing all logistical arrangements for players and participants, staging the Asian leg in November as originally planned was no longer a viable option, the world governing body of badminton said in a statement.
Tokyo 2020 President Mori Yoshiro added: "We will continue to work hard on simplifications towards next year and ask for the continued cooperation of all those involved in the Games." Enditem