BUENOS AIRES, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) -- Lionel Messi will be free to play in Argentina's opening 2022 World Cup qualifier against Ecuador next month after the forward's suspension was deemed to be no longer valid, the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) said on Thursday.
Hunan now ranks third in the standings behind Qingdao and Ruichang Biyuan. First-placed Qingdao breezed past Xiamen 4-1 on Thursday, while Ruichang overcame Anhui Souyu 3-2.
Meanwhie, Xiralijan Muhtar, also a member of the Chinese national squad, announced his move to Nanjing Monkey Kings.
MADRID, Sept. 11 (Xinhua) -- There may be no Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atletico or Sevilla taking part in the first round of matches in La Liga this weekend, but after a late end to last season and a short and disrupted summer, there are still plenty of things to look out for as football returns to Spain this weekend.
Both sides traded frenetic attacks but neither was able to break the tie before the final whistle.
LONDON, Sept. 9 (Xinhua) -- It's a new season but everyone will be looking to the same team to be the favorites to lift the Premier League title.
The Japanese superstar fired 35 winners to 17 unforced errors to take down the American.
"I thank Flamengo. They did everything to make me stay, but they understood me. I'm 35 years old, my career is ending and this is almost certainly going to be my last contract."
He returned to Fortaleza almost immediately, leading the side to ninth in the 20-team Serie A standings in 2019. They are 10th in the current table, only eight points behind leaders Internacional, more than a quarter of the way through the season.
Perhaps mindful of its drivers' tyre troubles at Silverstone earlier in the season, Mercedes engineers ordered Hamilton and Bottas to stay off the Mugello circuit's kerbs - though even after doing so, both drivers appeared to have enough pace to keep the chasing pack at bay.
The defeat means Fulham have now lost a record 11 consecutive London derbies in the top flight.