MADRID, Sept. 16 (Xinhua) -- FC Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman has admitted he is pessimistic about the club's chances of strengthening its squad before starting the new season.
Alan Kardec, who reached his 100th appearance in Chongqing Lifan, assisted Fernandinho Silva to break the deadlock in the 58th minute. Eight minutes later, the 31-year-old converted in a penalty chance.
15th seed Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria eased past Italian wildcard Gianluca Mager 7-5, 6-1, while Marin Cilic rallied to beat Kazakhstan's Alexander Bublik 6-7 (4), 6-2, 6-4 to set up a second round meeting with sixth seed David Goffin.
The revised 2019-2022 revenue budget has been reduced from 6.56 billion US dollars to 6.44 billion US dollars. FIFA said the drop of 120 million dollars reflected the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, but insisted that investment in football would continue unchanged for the full 2019-2022 cycle, with a reduction in the expense budget to compensate for lower revenues.
Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge sees BVB as being the club's most dangerous rivals this season. "They have had a much longer break and preparation," the 64-year-old said.
The tournament was scheduled to be held in Aarhus, Denmark from October 3 to 11, but had to be postponed due to the withdrawal of a number of participating teams and the adjusted European leg of the BWF World Tour, badminton's world governing body said in a statement.
In addition, the Shanghai Pudong Football Stadium has been put into service on Tuesday. The stadium, with 33,765 seats, will make its debut at the final of the 10th season of League of Legends (LPL) World Championship, known as S10, on October 31.
Former world number one Victoria Azarenka of Belarus advanced to the quarterfinals as her opponent Darya Kasatkina of Russia retired during the first set with the scores at 6-6.
The country is undergoing an uncertain weather condition, which may render the fields to be unsafe.
"But we don't want it only to be a marketing measure but hope we can add quality to our squad," Jobst told Xinhua. "We want any future player to be a regular in our first team."
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 17 (Xinhua) -- Asian Americans are experiencing increased racism amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to two reports released Thursday by Los Angeles-based Stop AAPI (Asian American and Pacific Islander) Hate Reporting Center.