LIMA, Oct. 12 (Xinhua) -- Forwards Raul Ruidiaz and Alex Valera will miss Peru's 2022 World Cup qualifier against Brazil after confirmation of positive COVID-19 tests on Monday.
Scaloni said Messi's role with the national team would not change, rejecting speculation he might be used in a deeper position to ease the physical demands on his 33-year-old legs.
BRATISLAVA, Oct. 12 (Xinhua) -- Scotland remains unbeaten in the UEFA Nations League B after Sunday's close 1-0 home victory over Slovakia in the third round.
KUNMING, Oct. 11 (Xinhua) -- Wuhan Jianghan University claimed its first Chinese Football Association (CFA) Women's Super League title, defeating Jiangsu Suning 4-0 in the final here on Sunday.
In Group C, LGD came up with a risky line-up facing FNC and did not seize the opportunity in the decisive game, losing hope of progressing.
The contest was held at the famous Shapotou scenic spot in Zhongwei City, northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, where Tengger Desert and the Yellow River, China's second-longest river, meet, with tourism revenue of about seven billion yuan last year, in which beach sports make up an important ratio, said Chang Weihai, deputy director Zhongwei bureau of tourism, culture and sports.
Jia said the league has provided some much-needed competitive action for the "Steel Roses".
Despite a big win, Sichuan coach Pan Wei said her team didn't play to what had been anticipated before the match.
Xu, Liang and Zhang Manman got Jiangsu off to a quick start and combined for 21 first-quarter points, but Xinjiang withstood the trio's attack to tie the scores at 21-21 thanks to Wang Lili's 10 points.
The 32-year-old made his 119th international appearance in Spain's 1-0 UEFA Nations League win at home to Switzerland on Saturday and is in line to start in Ukraine on Tuesday night, although he admits that the progress of players such as Mikel Merino and Rodrigo Hernandez means there is more competition in the central midfield role.
"I don't want them to handle the ball at discretion. We can say 'it doesn't matter' after losing a game, but we cannot really take the defeat as nothing, as they can develop a habit of that. Even someday they get the chance of winning, they cannot show enough guts to win."