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.
They were runners-up at the Western & Southern Open, which took place at the same site in Flushing Meadows two weeks ago.
Real Sociedad were disappointed to lose Odegaard to Real Madrid but have done well to sign veteran David Silva and their youth system can be relied on to provide a string of impressive local talent.
ACCRA, Sept. 9 (Xinhua) -- Former Black Stars midfielder Michael Essien has been named one of the coaching staff for Danish side FC Nordsjaelland.
Photo taken on Sept. 13, 2020 shows a press conference for the 2020 Chinese National Athletics Championships in Shangyu District of Shaoxing City, east China's Zhejiang Province, on Sept. 13, 2020. (Xinhua/Jia Yuchen)
Thanks to the victory, Shanghai lead the table with 23 points, while Qingdao are seventh with seven points among the eight sides in the Suzhou division. Enditem
Mhlongo called on the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) and the South African government to use all available legal avenues to show the country's opposition to this decision and fight for Semenya's right to compete on the international stage without having to take any drugs to suppress what she was naturally born to do - being an international champion.
Siegemund/Zvonareva, who had never played together prior to this event, had total control over the match and defeated Melichar of the United States and Xu of China 6-4, 6-4 in 79 minutes.
"We (the Chinese women's volleyball team) hope that the Olympic Games will be held successfully because we have been fighting for this for four years," said the 25-year-old.
Zall tried to add fresh attacking impetus by bringing loanee Dong Xuesheng and under-23 goalkeeper Wang Zhifeng on for the second half.
TEHRAN, Sept. 13 (Xinhua) -- Greek Super League side Aris Thessaloniki has shown interest in signing Iran's Tractor striker Mohammad Reza Azadi, Persian Football reported on Sunday.