Also on Friday, Matheus Nascimento's penalty at his 100th game in Shijiazhuang Ever Bright handed his team a 1-0 win over Wuhan Zall.
Iran sit third, behind Iraq and Bahrain, in Group C of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Asian Zone qualification. Enditem
Granada ended last season with a 4-0 win at home to Athletic Club to qualify for Europe for the first time in the club's history and fate has decided that the same two sides will meet again in the Los Carmines Stadium to open the new campaign. The kick-off was changed from Friday to Saturday late on Wednesday night, which should allow another 24 hours for players such as Inigo Martinez, Yuri Berchiche and Inaki Williams more time to reach match fitness after picking up injuries and Covid-19 in pre-season. However, Athletic will no doubt be worried by the naming of Mateu Lahoz as matchday referee. Lahoz has refereed Athletic 34 times in La Liga and the Basque side have won just six of those matches, drawn seven and lost 21- numbers hard to explain for a side that is usually in the top half of the table. Enditem
The GFA is yet to officially respond to the purported resignation of its deputy general secretary. Enditem
"We beat ourselves today. Our performance is hard to explain but it is a bitter defeat, that is for sure," Hertha Berlin head coach Bruno Labbadia said.
Everton coach Carlo Ancelotti won the battle of former Real Madrid and Chelsea coaches as his team got the season rolling with an impressive 1-0 win away to Jose Mourinho's Tottenham.
Made of cloisonne, glass and chisel, the enamel Zun, which stands at 43cm tall, is inspired by the Olympic five-ring logo, and the five background colors are taken from the colors of the five rings respectively.
Additionally, the AFC U-16 and AFC U-19 Championships, scheduled for Bahrain and Uzbekistan this year, have been postponed to early 2021.
GUIYANG, China, Sept. 12 (Xinhua) -- A smart gym, which is the second one founded for the ever-increasing demand of the residents, has opened in the community of Guihang in Guiyang, capital of southwest China's Guizhou province, according to the provincial sports bureau.
Xiamen Tefang cruised past Jiangsu Weikeduo 4-1 to move up to fourth, leaving its opponent at the bottom with no wins this season, while fifth-placed Shenzhen Nankeda crushed Anhui Souyu 5-0.
The tournament which is part of the European Tour has been moved to 2021, returning to a March date which has been a tradition since the first Kenya Open Championship in 1967.