Sacking Loew before the Euro tournament next summer seems not an option as the coach's efforts are jeopardized by the COVID-19 pandemic. Nevertheless, the outcome of the Nations League campaign and the 2021 tournament might deliver answers about Loew's future. Enditem
"Sichuan proved its all-around character from these matches going into the season. Our young players didn't show enough guts against such a strong side," admitted Fujian coach Gong Songlin. Enditem
Solomon Kverkvelia (R) of Georgia vies with Vitali Lisakovich (C) of Belarus during the UEFA European Championship 2020 qualifying round between Georgia and Belarus in Tbilisi, Georgia, Oct. 8, 2020. (Photo by Tamuna Kulumbegashvili/Xinhua)
NAIROBI, Oct. 9 (Xinhua) -- After shattering the women-only world half marathon record last month, Peris Jepchirchir is confident of a good showing at the World Half Marathon Championships on October 17, in Gdynia, Poland.
"Two days ago, the Polish team received information that two members of the German national team, training at the same facilities, are infected with the coronavirus. We immediately decided that our entire team should be tested," explained Niedzwiedzki.
The record was Jepchirchir's second global half marathon record, having clocked 1:05:06 in a mixed gender race at Ras Al Khaimah in 2017, a record which stood for just two months before her compatriot Jepkosgei took over.
PARIS, Oct. 11 (Xinhua) -- In a year change, one thing remains constant at Roland Garros, where Rafael Nadal is always the winner.
The 19-year-old Swiatek continued her stunning run at Roland Garros as she has made the history for her country by becoming the first Polish woman to play in the final in Paris during the Open era.
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct. 9 (Xinhua) -- The AFC Champions League East Zone matches are to be played in Doha, Qatar after an agreement was reached with the Qatar Football Association (QFA), the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) said, on Friday.
Busquets admitted that because of the coronavirus, it was a "strange" season. "We've not had many holidays and pre-season was shorted than usual, we have to adapt," he said, adding that the rule allowing five changes in a game was a help.
"Although there are many traditional Tai Chi schools, I welcome anyone who likes martial arts and traditional culture to join us, regardless of factions," she explained.