Meanwhile, in the women's 1,500 metres, reigning Olympic champion Faith Kipyegon will take on 2016 Rio Olympics runner-up Genzebe Dibaba in the Czech Republic. Enditem
Armin Hodzic (R) of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) vies with Tomasz Kedziora (1st L) of Poland during the UEFA Nations League football match between BiH and Poland in Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on Sept. 7, 2020. (Photo by Nedim Grabovica/Xinhua)
TEHRAN, Sept. 3 (Xinhua) -- Iran's national football team will play friendlies against Uzbekistan and Tajikistan as part of their preparation for 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, Tasnim news agency reported on Thursday.
Both matches will be played behind closed doors in line with health protocols due to the COVID-19 pandemic, local press said on Tuesday, quoting the Moroccan Football Federation.
"I wanted to go, and I was in my right to do so, because my contract said I was free. I wanted to go because I was thinking about being happy in my last years in football," he commented.
SUZHOU, China, Sept. 5 (Xinhua) -- Shijiazhuang Ever Bright beat Qingdao Huanghai 1-0 in the ninth round of the Chinese Super League (CSL) here on Saturday.
"This is down to a clear error on your behalf... This compensation will not be applied for the end of the contract by a unilateral decision by the player at the end of the 2019-2020 season," insisted Jorge Messi.
Both sides then created few chances to take one point apiece following the thrilling four-goal draw.
It was Atletico's fourth win from six matches this campaign and lifted Jorge Sampaoli's side to third in the 20-team standings, four points behind leaders Internacional.
Forming a national team is not just about catering for the top performers but always keeping the team's perspective in mind, said Real's four-time Champions League winner Kroos.
"We do not want to speculate on any situation," he said. "Considering the possibility of (further) postponement or cancellation, in case of any discussion, the IOC, Tokyo 2020 and key partners will have to sit together for any possible options at that time."