TEHRAN, Oct. 3 (Xinhua) -- Iran's Persepolis booked a place in the 2020 AFC Champions League final after beating Al Nassr of Saudi Arabia in a penalty shootout on Saturday.
"Gerhard is a bright coach, and we're very pleased to welcome him to the club," said the team's head of sport Kevin Thelwell. "Gerhard's playing style and experience in youth development align with our philosophy and above all, as a person he fits into our culture. We look forward to him getting here and working together to achieve the goals we have set as a club."
Iran sit third, behind Iraq and Bahrain, in Group C of the Asian qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. Enditem
On the top floor of a downtown shopping mall, 29-year-old Sun Shaorong was sitting in a go-kart and wearing a pink helmet. The roar of the engine announced that she was ready to race with other five cars behind her.
"We want to play good football, whether it be at sea level, at high altitude, on the road, or at home," Farias told a news conference, urging Bolivians to "have faith in his players".
MADRID, Oct. 4 (Xinhua) -- FC Barcelona dropped its first points of the season when it was held to a 1-1 draw in the Camp Nou Stadium by Sevilla on Sunday night.
Barca issued a communique shortly after the final whistle confirming Alba had "problems in his right hamstring," adding that he would undergo tests on Monday to discover the full extent of the injury.
Ben Chilwell had a perfect Chelsea debut with the opening goal and an assist for Kurt Zouma in Chelsea's 4-0 win at home over Crystal Palace, which was rounded off by two penalties from Jorginho.
"That's our aim and I'm confident we can compete with the footballers we have," he added, despite the refusal of several clubs to release their players for national duties.
"My club had been closed for six months due to the COVID-19 pandemic and just reopened a month ago," said Zhang, adding that he has received dozens of reservations for this holiday one week in advance, mostly from young people.
"I executed the race well despite not being fully fit. I have a hamstring injury that I want to manage when I take a break, this being the last event this season. It feels good to end the season on a winning tone, especially at home, having won the Diamond League races in Monaco and Stockholm.