The 79,000-seat Maracana, which hosted the World Cup deciders in 1950 and 2014, was this month described as having the worst playing surface in Brazil by Flamengo vice-president Marcos Braz.
THE HAGUE, Sept. 13 (Xinhua) -- The first round of the 2020-21 Eredivisie season saw 10-man Ajax beat Sparta 1-0 in Rotterdam on Sunday, while Arjen Robben left the pitch injured in his comeback to football for FC Groningen.
The 37-year-old veteran's penalty helped Ever Bright take the lead in the 42nd minute.
All the participants need to take epidemic prevention and control measures when they are entering the football pitches, such as disinfecting their hands and receiving body temperature checks. However, the epidemic has been brought under control in Guizhou.
PARIS, Sept. 9 (Xinhua) -- As September 21 marks the 500-day countdown of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Game, International Olympic Committee (IOC) chief Thomas Bach said Wednesday that preparations for Beijing 2022 are "on track and going well".
As the match moved deep into the fifth set, it became more about mental fortitude than technical skill. Zverev fought through nerves by moving forward and was rewarded by breaking Thiem at 4-3 with an aggressive forehand.
The 29-year-old Italian international is the first newcomer at Parc des Princess during this transfer window, which will be a relief for Thomas Tuchel's side who are severly effected by the coronavirus pandemic as seven players in the first team squad, including Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Mauro Icardi, had tested positive recently.
Other players such as Piccini and Florenzi have also moved on and with no new faces other than returning loanees, new coach Javi Garcia much be wondering what he has got himself into.
"What's more, Shaanxi will host 100 marathon or running competitions between the September and May in 2021 for the amateur runners," said Dong Li, the deputy director of the mass sports department of the 14th National Games' organizing committee.
With the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, all the big international sports events including tennis came to a grinding halt early in the year.
JAKARTA, Sept. 13 (Xinhua) -- Indonesia is determined to cancel its application to host the Asia serial badminton tournaments following its decision to withdraw from the Thomas Cup and Uber Cup 2020 as the COVID-19 has yet to peter out, an official said.