MONTEVIDEO, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) -- Uruguayan national soccer team captain, Diego Godin, said on Wednesday, ahead of their match against Chile in the FIFA World Cup qualification for Qatar 2022, that the Chilean national team is "strong" and is in a process of renovation.
MADRID, Oct. 10 (Xinhua) -- Spain claimed a deserved 1-0 win at home to Switzerland in the UEFA Nations League on Saturday night after a tactical 90 minutes in which clear chances were at a premium.
Game six will be played on Sunday. Enditem
Messi put the hosts ahead in the 13th minute at La Bombonera after Lucas Ocampos was scythed down by Pervis Estupinan after a driving run into the penalty area. The 33-year-old now has 71 goals in 139 appearances for the Albiceleste.
The Spaniard booked his berth in the final earlier in the afternoon by a straight-set 6-3, 6-3, 7-6(0) win over 12-seeded Diego Schwartzman, taking revenge for his Rome quarterfinal loss to the Argentine.
Both players had also tested positive on Sunday, along with defender Christian Ramos and striker Aldair Rodriguez. The latter two were cleared to play in Tuesday's fixture at Estadio Nacional after testing negative on Monday, the Peruvian Football Federation said.
Argentina has been one of the worst-affected countries by the virus with more than 856,000 positive cases and over 22,700 fatalities.
"Sichuan proved its all-around character from these matches going into the season. Our young players didn't show enough guts against such a strong side," admitted Fujian coach Gong Songlin. Enditem
CHENGDU, Oct. 9 (Xinhua) -- Beijing came back from an early struggle to outlast Shandong 82-74 in the Women's Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA) league here on Friday.
TALLINN, Oct. 11 (Xinhua) -- Estonia drew 3-3 with North Macedonia at home on Sunday in the UEFA Nations League.
The world No.53, who is also in the doubles semifinals along with Nicole Melichar, had lost just 23 games in her six matches prior to the final showdown.