BARRANQUILLA, Oct. 9 (Xinhua) -- Colombia manager Carlos Queiroz defended his decision to substitute James Rodriguez in Colombia's 3-0 victory over Venezuela in their CONMEBOL World Cup qualifier here on Friday.
ROME, Oct.7 (Xinhua) -- Italy claimed a comfortable friendly win at Artemio Franchi stadium on Wednesday as the Azzurri crashed Moldova 6-0 with Stephan El Shaarawy scoring a brace.
"We played very well [against Bolivia] and created a lot of chances to score, which is what is expected of the national team," the Liverpool player said.
Almost at the same time when Germany's embarrassing draw happened, police and tax authorities searched the offices and private homes of current and former officials of the country's soccer association on suspicion of serious tax evasion.
Ghana will play another friendly with 2022 World Cup host Qatar next Monday as part of their preparations. Enditem
The Japanese Prime Minister has said that holding the Olympics next year is "the top priority" of his government.
Asensio looked back on the knee injury he suffered in pre-season in the summer of 2019, when he damaged his cruciate ligament.
Beijing and Shandong opened their game without too much intensity but the former ruthlessly embarked on a 13-0 run and closed the first half with a 15-point lead.
At the age of 16, Wang was selected into the provincial youth team. Later she joined a professional club in Hangzhou city in east China's Zhejiang province.
"I don't like to individualize," the 67-year-old said. "Today that was the [strikeforce] we chose, tomorrow it may be another. They have to work for the team, just as they all worked for the team. I want the whole team to have that mentality because it's the only way to win."
In 2017, an Italian court sentenced Robinho to nine years in prison for participating in the 2013 gang rape of a woman in Milan. The punishment was put on hold pending the completion of the appeals process. Enditem