ASUNCION, Sept. 15 (Xinhua) -- The South American 2022 World Cup qualifiers will begin next month despite concerns about the coronavirus pandemic, the region's football governing body CONMEBOL said on Tuesday.
SUZHOU, China, Sept. 16 (Xinhua) -- Qingdao Huanghai's hopes of avoiding relegation suffered a setback on Wednesday when the newly-promoted side lost to Chongqing Lifan 3-0 in the 11th round of the postponed 2020 Chinese Super League (CSL).
Chengdu Xingcheng Habitat is the other team which notched up two wins from the first two rounds of the second-tier league. They beat Beijing BSU 2-0 in a second-round fixture on Wednesday.
Real Sociedad were a bit flat in their opening day 1-1 draw away to Real Valladolid, but should be sharper after that game and another week's training, and although the stands of the Reale Arena will again be devoid of fans on Sunday night, this should be a tough test of Madrid's ability to defend their title. Enditem
Elsewhere, Hebei took a lead in the 10th minute, when Buya Turay's long distance pass found Ricardo Goulart in the box, who volleyed to the corner of the net.
Hoffenheim defended deep in the hope of protecting their narrow lead to the final whistle, but it didn't work out as Cologne substitute Dominick Drexler tapped home a rebound from close range to restore parity in the 88th minute.
Salihamidzic said Bayern is highly interested in keeping David Alaba despite having rejected the clubs' offer of assumed 17 to 18 million euros per season.
In the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre, Gabriel Boschilia scored in second-half stoppage time to hand Internacional a 4-3 home win over Colombia's America de Cali.
In Group B, a late Hattan Bahebri strike helped Saudi Arabia's Al-Hilal defeat the ten men of Uzbekistan side Pakhtakor 2-1.
The 28-year-old was one of five Premier League players included in manager Lionel Scaloni's preliminary 30-man squad on Friday.
Additionally, the FIFA Congress also approved amendments relating to players switching national teams. Enditem