"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."
BEIJING, Sept. 15 (Xinhua) -- Jeremy Lin announced on Tuesday that he will not play for the Beijing Ducks in the upcoming 2020-21 Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) season.
"I have made the most difficult decision of my sports career. I will close this chapter in this wonderful football club where I have grown as a player for seven years... Triumphs, joys and also hard times but what I am most proud of is that I arrived in Munich as a young man full of dreams and now I will leave completely fulfilled with the club, a history and a culture," he commented. Enditem
Xie Wenjun (C) of Shanghai competes during the men's 110m hurdles final on Day 2 of the 2020 Chinese National Athletics Championships in Shaoxing, east China's Zhejiang Province, Sept. 16, 2020. (Xinhua/Jia Yuchen)
Also absent were midfielder Arthur Melo, who joined Juventus from Barcelona in July, Flamengo striker Gabriel Barbosa and Real Madrid left-back Marcelo. Sao Paulo's defender-turned-midfielder Dani Alves is unavailable because of a fractured forearm.
Zahavi and Alaba's father have denied having requested that size. David Alaba expressed his surprise about the club's statements and said he felt hurt.
SUZHOU, China, Sept. 15 (Xinhua) -- Shanghai SIPG claimed a 2-1 victory over Wuhan Zall, while Hebei China Fortune tied Beijing Guoan 3-3 in the 11th round of the Chinese Super League (CSL) here on Tuesday.
Infantino also reiterated FIFA's prioritization of women's football through the recently-launched FIFA Women's Development Program and investment totaling one billion US dollars over the current four-year cycle.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) -- Uncapped Palmeiras teenager Gabriel Menino was Friday named in Brazil's squad for their opening 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Bolivia and Peru.
Hoffenheim's wastefulness was punished moments later after Jan Thielmann's long ball into the box found new arrival Sebastian Andersson, who headed home the equalizer against the run of play.
"I failed to finish the race in three hours and 40 minutes, so it was pity even though I won," said Zhaxi. Enditem