Eren Derdiyok (3rd R) of Pakhtakor celebrates with his teammates after scoring a goal during the AFC Asian Champions League round of 16 match between Pakhtakor of Uzbekistan and Esteghlal of Iran in Doha, capital of Qatar, Sept. 26, 2020. Pakhtakor was qualified for the quaterfinals after beating Esteghlal 2-1. (Photo by Nikku/Xinhua)
Reports speak about Schalke's financial bottlenecks as one reason why Jochen Schneider hasn't fired the coach yet. The club's director has come under fire. Fans accuse him of being fatally inactive while Wagner is under attack due to his misleading tactical approach.
FIFA president Gianni Infantino, in a letter to the FA here Tuesday obtained by Xinhua, underlined his support for the footballers who lost their lives and the injured in the tragic accident.
BOGOTA, Sept. 25 (Xinhua) -- Everton midfielder James Rodriguez and Galatasaray striker Radamel Falcao are poised to return to Colombia's national team for FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Venezuela and Chile next month, head coach Carlos Queiroz said on Friday.
Wolfsburg thought they had opened the scoring at the hour mark but Admir Mehmedi's goal was ruled offside. Meanwhile, Leverkusen tested Wolfsburg goalkeeper Koen Casteels through Moussa Diaby, who unleashed a shot from nine meters in the 64th minute.
BERLIN, Sept. 25 (Xinhua) -- Eintracht Frankfurt took its first win of the season after beating Hertha Berlin 3-1 away from home in the second round of the Bundesliga on Friday.
"Mainz will, from now on, always be the club where players refused to follow the coach's instructions and refused to train," Schroeder added.
The Austrian team took the lead just eight minutes later, as Japanese midfielder Masaya Okugawa received an accurate pass from substitute Sekou Koita of Mali and scored the winning goal.
The 18-year-old will travel to France this week to undergo a medical and finalize contractual formalities, the Globo Esporte news portal said on Monday. It added that the deal exceeded 10 million euros (12 million U.S. dollars).
Ferreira, who replaced former Real Madrid midfielder Lucas Silva just after the hour mark, struck in the 92nd minute with a glancing header after an Alisson de Freitas corner.
LANZHOU, China, Sept. 26 (Xinhua) -- The Silk Road 2020 International Mountain Bike Race concluded in Jiayuguan City, northwest China's Gansu Province on Friday.