MONTEVIDEO, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) -- Uruguayan national soccer team captain, Diego Godin, said on Wednesday, ahead of their match against Chile in the FIFA World Cup qualification for Qatar 2022, that the Chilean national team is "strong" and is in a process of renovation.
CHENGDU, Oct. 12 (Xinhua) -- Veteran center Liu Jiacen shone in Shanxi's 84-75 comeback victory over Shandong in the Women's Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA) league here on Monday.
Jia made the remarks on the sidelines of the 2020 Chinese Football Association Women's Super League which concluded in the southwestern Chinese city of Kunming on Sunday. He has been observing the players and mulling the line-up for the two-legged playoff against South Korea, slated for next February.
Sergio Ramos will also be back in defense, with Jesus Navas at right-back and Jose Luis Gaya on the left after Sergio Reguilon picked up a knock to his knee.
PARIS, Oct. 11 (Xinhua) -- Defending champion Rafael Nadal beat arch-rival Novak Djokovic 6-0, 6-2, 7-5 on Sunday to lift his 13th La Coupe des Mousquetaires in a two-hour-39-minute final.
Penalty kills turned out to be the key component of the match in Miskolc as three out of five goals were scored on a man-advantage, including the deciding one.
"Without doubt it's an important time in my career," Danilo, who has been capped 25 times, told a virtual news conference.
Veteran playmaker Thiago Neves pulled a goal back for the hosts by nodding home after a Luciano Batista cross.
"This year we have a third of the usual number. However, we are sure that those who come will reach the finish line with the same wide smile and the competition will give them the same joy as in recent years," said competition director Arpad Kocsis before the start.
The young sensational roared into her first Grand Slam final, only the second of the Tour level, with the loss of just 23 games, the fewest since Mary Pierce finished runner-up in Paris in 1994. The Polish has stunned 2019 runner-up Marketa Vondrousova in the first round and avenging last year's French Open defeat to top seed and 2018 champion Simona Halep in the fourth round.
Jia said the league has provided some much-needed competitive action for the "Steel Roses".