The South American zone World Cup qualifiers were originally scheduled to begin in late March but were suspended because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
"It's a fact that most CBA clubs are operating at a loss," a source told Xinhua. "The average loss can reach tens of millions of RMB per year."
In Group B, a late Hattan Bahebri strike helped Saudi Arabia's Al-Hilal defeat the ten men of Uzbekistan side Pakhtakor 2-1.
BEIJING, Sept. 15 (Xinhua) -- Construction and renovation work on ten professional football stadiums for the 2023 AFC Asian Cup has been accelerated, the organizing committee said on Tuesday.
The ExCo meeting opened with a moment of silence in memory of former WADA President John Fahey, who passed away last Saturday in Australia at the age of 75. Enditem
RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept. 17 (Xinhua) -- Former Brazil international midfielder Thiago Neves has joined Sport Recife, three days after parting ways with their Brazilian Serie A rivals Gremio.
The first half of the fixture played in the north of Europe did not bring many scoring chances.
The decision was widely welcomed not only by professional football clubs but other sports such as handball and basketball.
In the Hazfi Cup final on September 3, Tractor beat Esteghlal 3-2. Enditem
Guoan went ahead before the interval as Cedric Bakambu headed home a cross from Augusto. Substitute Alan Douglas scored in the 88th minute to extended Guoan's lead to 3-1, but Hebei's Zhang Chengdong sparked the game into suspense with a powerful shot in the second minute of stoppage.
Latin America is one of the worst-affected regions by the pandemic, accounting for around a third of the confirmed global death toll, which exceeds 900,000.