"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.
PARIS, Sept. 7 (Xinhua) -- France striker Kylian Mbappe has tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss Tuesday's UEFA Nations League match against Croatia, the French Football Federation (FFF) said on Monday.
Meanwhile, Kenya's world marathon record-holder Brigid Kosgei's track debut ended in disappointment after losing the battle to The Dutch world 1,500m and 10,000m champion Sifan Hassan who went to break the World Hour record after she reached 18,930 meters as the hour elapsed, beating the existing mark of 18,517 meters set by Ethiopia's Dire Tune in 2008.
DALIAN, China, Sept. 8 (Xinhua) -- Dalian Professional were held to a 1-1 draw by Jiangsu Suning in the 10th round of the Chinese Super League (CSL) here on Tuesday.
Nigerian striker Kingsley Onuegbu took a part in the ceremony for the trip to the 2020 season on Thursday. The 34-year-old displayed the team's new season jersey as one of 12 new comers.
For good reason, the German coach refuses to talk about winning the 2021 title or naming his side as one of the favorites.
The race continued in a fairly processional manner until lap 20, when Kevin Magnussen's Haas stopped just before the pit entrance, bringing out the safety car and bunching the pack up.
The world indoor record holder had opened her outdoor season in mid-August at the Wanda Diamond League meeting in Monaco, winning with a jump of 14.27m.
Barys Nur-Sultan's players celebrate during the 2020-2021 Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) ice hockey match between Riga Dinamo and Barys Nur-Sultan in Riga, Latvia, Sept. 3, 2020. (Photo by Edijs Palens/Xinhua)
SUZHOU, China, Sept. 5 (Xinhua) -- Hebei China Fortune defeated Shanghai SIPG 2-0 in the ninth round of the Chinese Super League (CSL) here on Saturday, breaking Shanghai's unbeaten record in the season.
There is no doubt that the back four lined up in front of the impressive Jan Oblak is usually hard to break down; Atletico only conceded 27 league goals last season and they only lost four times in La Liga.