"The VNL will be especially important next season as we work to define and prepare the group of players we'll be taking to Tokyo for the Olympics," the veteran coach explained.
In contrast to Real Madrid, FC Barcelona have had a nightmare summer when all the problems came home to roost at the same time after their 8-2 thrashing to Bayern Munich highlighted their failure to renovate the squad adequately over recent years.
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.
Made of cloisonne, glass and chisel, the enamel Zun, which stands at 43cm tall, is inspired by the Olympic five-ring logo, and the five background colors are taken from the colors of the five rings respectively.
One of the smaller and historically less successful teams in Brazil's top flight, Fortaleza have punched above their weight under Ceni's stewardship.
"In view of the logistics in coordinating the five zones of the AFC Cup and completing the Inter Zone matches, the AFC executive committee also agreed that the pandemic created complexities which constituted a force majeure event and, with sadness, led to the cancellation of the 2020 competition," it said.
Crystal Palace's Wilfred Zaha needed 13 games to get off the mark last season, but needed just 13 minutes this time around as he scored the only goal of the game in his side's 1-0 win over Southampton, who were nowhere near their best in south London and rarely troubled a well-organized home defense.
CHENGDU, Sept. 11 (Xinhua) -- Qingdao Renzhou reached the summit of the 2020 China Badminton Super League (CBSL) table with 13 wins and one loss for the first stage that ended here on Friday, with Ruichang Biyuan and Hunan Hualai ranking second and third respectively.
Liu Cheng/Li Yinhui earned the opening point for Xiamen in the mixed doubles, before Olympic champion Chen Long suffered a straight-set loss to young shuttler Ren Pengbo 11-7, 11-5, 11-4.
Club co-owner Jorge Mas posted a picture of himself with the 32-year-old at Miami international airport and an official announcement confirming his move was said to be imminent.
There are 13 venues planned in the Beijing competition zone. Among them are four newly built, seven renovated and two temporary venues. Up to now, the Shougang Ski Jumping Platform and the comprehensive training hall for China's winter sports teams have been completed.