Having to address international obligations set up by UEFA, Loew announced that he would use the unpleasant games to test new faces. Newcomers such as Mahmoud Dahoud (Dortmund), Florian Neuhaus, and Jonas Hofmann (both Moenchengladbach) are likely among the squad to be fielded.
BOGOTA, Oct. 4 (Xinhua) -- Uncapped striker John Cordoba has been drafted into Colombia's squad for World Cup qualifiers against Venezuela and Chile, the Colombian Football Federation (FCF) said on Sunday.
Loew had criticized the additional friendlies this year, as they are downsizing his time window for training sessions. Additional training is of more value for a team in a transition process than test-matches Loew stated.
"They're the best team in the league, and proved it today," said Shandong coach Luka Sjekloca.
Slovan's Canadian forward Brendan O'Donnell could have tied the game in the second period but only hit the goal post to go 1-2.
SYDNEY, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) -- Sydney FC striker Adam Le Fondre is set to leave the A-league after the club announced it had accepted a lucrative offer to loan the frontman to an overseas club on Wednesday.
Bierhoff demanded successful games to strengthen team spirit and fan identification. The 1996 European Champion said a real lift in mood is needed to travel down the road to the 2021 European Championship. Enditem
The 2019 ATP Finals champion will face Russia's Andrey Rublev for a semifinals place in the next round. The 22-year-old Rublev recovered from a one set down and trailed by 5-2 in the second to knock out Marton Fucsovics 6-7 (4), 7-5, 6-4, 7-6 (3) in the last men's round of 16 clash.
"I knew she was going to be aggressive. I knew that she's playing this way. Today it worked really well for her," Halep added. "At this level, nobody surprises anybody anymore because everyone has a big level and it depends on the day that you are."
CHENGDU, China, Oct. 2 (Xinhua) -- Title favorite Inner Mongolia trounced Hebei 103-59 to kick off the Women's Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA) season here on Friday.
The 29-year-old has been deployed by Toffees manager Carlo Ancelotti as a free-roaming No. 10, having been shunted out wide or used in a deeper midfield role during his limited opportunities for Real Madrid last season.