The top four teams at the end of the qualifying tournament - in which teams play each other twice on a home-and-away basis - will automatically earn a World Cup berth. The fifth-ranked side will advance to a two-legged intercontinental playoff.
Surprise absentees in Scaloni's squad were Paris Saint-Germain forwards Angel Di Maria and Mauro Icardi as well as Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero.
Nouri has been without a team since parting company with Hertha BSC in April.
BEIJING, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) -- The official Weibo account of the Chinese Super League (CSL) released on Friday that the championship competition of the second phase of CSL will be hosted in Suzhou, east China's Jiangsu province. While Dalian, northeast China's Liaoning province, will launch the relegation fight.
MADRID, Sept. 16 (Xinhua) -- Real Madrid and Tottenham have reached agreement for the sale of Madrid's Spain international left back Sergio Reguilon to the north-London based club.
The China's league A is divided into three groups in three cities - Chengdu, Changzhou and Meizhou. Enditem
World Athletics issued a statement on Wednesday to support the decisions of the court. "Whilst we are disappointed this happened in our sport, we are grateful for the strong and clear decisions that have been taken against the individuals involved and charged with these crimes, and we would like to ensure that similar actions by individuals can never happen again in our sport," the statement noted. Enditem
QUITO, Sept. 19 (Xinhua) -- Flamengo vice president Marcos Braz has publicly backed manager Domenec Torrent amid speculation about the Catalan's future with the reigning Brazilian and South American champions.
LONDON, Sept. 19 (Xinhua) -- Liverpool have agreed a fee of around 45 million pounds (58 million US dollars) to sign Portuguese forward Diogo Jota from Wolves just 24 hours after completing the signing of midfielder Thiago Alcantara from Bayern Munich.
20 minutes later, Jaroslav Zeleny got lucky and his shot from the top of the box bounced off a teammate and into Dunajska Streda's net to tie things up for the visitors 1-1.
On Friday, Persepolis beat Al-Taawoun 1-0 in Group C of the 2020 AFC Champions League thanks to Resan's penalty.