Rafinha joined Flamengo from Bayern Munich in June last year and helped the Rio de Janeiro club secure a historic Copa Libertadores-Brazilian Serie A double five months later.
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.
BEIJING, Sept. 14 (Xinhua) -- Italian Simone Pianigiani was appointed as the new head coach of the Beijing Ducks on Monday.
Pianigiani admitted that he is very excited to join Beijing Ducks, a club with top influence in Asia. He said he is looking forward to working hard with the team in the next season.
Stage One involves 32 groups of four players, with the player who tops each group progressing to Stage Two.
It has been a difficult summer for Valencia with new coach Javi Garcia seeing key players such as Parejo, Coquelin, Ferran Torres, Garay and Rodrigo Moreno leave the club amid an atmosphere of hostility towards owner Peter Lim. Garcia needs a positive start against local rivals, Levante, who despite losing Borja Mayoral, remain a compact and tough to beat side. Enditem
It was the debut for Bratislava's new coach Darko Milanic who just signed with the team on Monday.
"There has been a proposal that Thomas Cup and Uber Cup be held in February 2021, but we are still waiting for further information from the BWF," he said. Enditem
"The AFC Executive Committee recognized that the pandemic has affected the ability of the AFC to deliver its competitions," the Asian football governing body said in a statement.
SUZHOU, China, Sept. 11 (Xinhua) -- The non-Chinese trio of Fernandinho Silva, Alan Kardec and Adrian Mierzejewski, scored one goal each on Friday, helping their Chongqing Lifan turn the game around and beat Hebei China Fortune 3-1 in the 10th round of the ongoing 2020 Chinese Super League (CSL).
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.