BUENOS AIRES, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) -- Uncapped Aston Villa goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez has been named in Argentina's squad for their opening 2022 World Cup qualifiers against Ecuador and Bolivia next month.
In the day's later fixture, Hellas Verona shared the spoils with Roma in a 0-0 draw, with both sides hitting the woodwork three times. Enditem
However, under the eccentric tutelage of coach Marcelo Bielsa, Leeds refused to lie down, and equalized in the 12th minute through Jack Harrison after a fine counter-attack.
The sanitary protocols establish, among other measures, that only those who have a negative test for COVID-19 are allowed to enter the playing field and changing rooms.
The 28-year-old was one of five Premier League players included in manager Lionel Scaloni's preliminary 30-man squad on Friday.
Adrian Mierzejewski added the third in the 71st minute after collecting Marcelo Cirino's heel pass in close range, bringing three league wins in a row to Lifan.
BERLIN, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese market plays a vital role in Schalke 04's attempt to create a prosperous future after last season's setbacks, both on the pitch and financially.
"We are in CAF already because our names have been taken there. Even if you are going by last year's records, if you nullify the league, last year's champions represent the country, which is ourselves," said Rachier.
PARIS, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) -- US Open champion Naomi Osaka has pulled out of the French Open, which is to take place from September 27 to October 11, because of a hamstring injury, as the Japanese star tweeted on Friday.
In Group D, Al-Nassr FC of Saudi Arabia continued their charge towards the round of 16 with a 2-0 win over Iran's Sepahan thanks to a brace from Abderazzaq Hamdallah.
"Signing for this special club was never in doubt," the striker told the Arsenal website, adding it was "thanks to our fans, my teammates, my family and everybody at this club that I feel like I belong here."