TEHRAN, Sept. 3 (Xinhua) -- Iran's national football team will play friendlies against Uzbekistan and Tajikistan as part of their preparation for 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, Tasnim news agency reported on Thursday.
Ancelotti, 61, signed a four-and-a-half-year deal with Everton last December after having been sacked by Italian Serie A side Napoli earlier that month. He led Everton to finish 12th in the Premier League last season. Enditem
Borhani then joined the Turkey league after her journey in Bulgaria. She called her overseas experience 'ground-breaking' for Iranian female athletes.
According to Du Zuofeng, deputy director of the Co-Host Cities Department of the organizers, the online activities (launched in July as part of the two-year countdown celebration) which encouraged people to upload their exercising record, was a big hit, engaging 310,000 people nationwide with a total of 21.72 million kilometers covered.
Mercedes almost immediately elected to pit Hamilton for his scheduled tyre change, but crucially failed to notice that race director Michael Masi had temporarily closed the pit entrance to allow marshals to clear the stricken Haas, earning their driver a 10-second stop-go penalty that put him out of serious contention.
BEIJING, Sept. 7 (Xinhua) -- AlphaTauri driver Pierre Gasly took an improbable first Formula 1 win at Sunday's Italian Grand Prix, in a remarkable race that was turned upside down by a mid-race safety car period and a crash that required the Grand Prix to be halted.
Wang's coach Zhu Zhigen, who is also in charge of the Zhejiang team, acknowledged that the COVID-19 outbreak was mentally challenging for athletes.
"I got a slipstream, found a gap and timed my sprint perfectly," he said. "But this is more of a surprise than the last win."
PARIS, Sept. 3 (Xinhua) -- Astana's Alexey Lutsenko took one of the biggest victories of his career on Thursday as he took his first stage win at the Tour de France, beating second-placed Jesus Herrada by 55 seconds in the 191km-ride from Le Teil to Mont Aigoual.
BEIJING, Sept. 5 (Xinhua) -- The World Winter Sports Expo 2020 (WWSE) came at an important time during the global COVID-19 pandemic and holding the Expo in Beijing sent a strong signal of confidence, IOC President Thomas Bach said at the Expo's opening ceremony here on Saturday.
"Our development will not be redirected. It is just a strategic adjustment based on reality. We will continue to hand the best services to our fans and partners," it added. Enditem