The top four teams at the end of the qualifying tournament will automatically book a place in football's showpiece tournament. The fifth-ranked side will advance to a two-legged intercontinental playoff.
"500-day countdown is a landmark. I hope today's cultural activities can promote the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games to people all over China," said He Jianghai, deputy secretary of the 2022 Beijing Organizing Committee of Winter Olympic Games. Enditem
The match went ahead and West Ham defeated their League One rivals 5-1 with assistant Manager Alan Irvine under charge.
JERUSALEM, Sept. 22 (Xinhua) -- Israeli champions Maccabi Tel Aviv lost 2-1 at home to Austrian champions Red Bull Salzburg at home on Tuesday, in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League's playoffs.
The 33-year-old leaves as the third highest scorer in Barcelona's history with 198 goals, but was not wanted by new Barca coach Ronald Koeman, while the club was also looking to lower its wage bill.
The two sides fought hard in the first half, before the former overcame the scoreless drought in the 43rd minute as star player Alex Teixeira knocked in a rebound after his header was denied by goalkeeper Liu Weiguo.
Ten minutes later, Giorgi Gabadze was sent off for a second yellow card. However, Granada didn't guarantee its win until injury time, when Molina scored following a cross from Antonio Puertas.
In the 81st minute, Shijiazhuang wasted their best scoring opportunity to tie the match as Piao Shihao's close range open shot missed the target.
Su crossed the line in two hours, 16 minutes, 29 seconds, 14 seconds shy of his personal best set in Xuzhou two years ago. Yang from Jiangsu finished second in 2:17:36, followed by Yang Shaohui from Yunnan in 2:18:44.
SUZHOU, China, Sept. 25 (Xinhua) -- Shanghai SIPG edged Beijing Guoan 1-0 in the 13th round of the Chinese Super League (CSL) here on Friday, securing the top spot of Suzhou Division.
Oliver Glasner's men will encounter AEK Athens in an all-or-nothing game to battle for an Europa League place on October 1. Enditem