Having to play every two to three days after only one week of rest "is the biggest challenge all of us have had to face in their career so far." Trying to continue at the highest level requires going beyond physical and mental limits as fan expectations fans are growing.
Fans are seen in the Deutsche Bank Park prior to a German Bundesliga match between Eintracht Frankfurt and Arminia Bielefeld in Frankfurt, Germany, Sept. 19, 2020. About 6,500 fans were permitted to enter the stadium to watch the German Bundesliga match between Eintracht Frankfurt and Arminia Bielefeld in Frankfurt on Saturday. (Photo by Kevin Voigt/Xinhua)
His son, Papa Massata Diack, a former IAAF marketing consultant, was sentenced to five years in prison and fined one million euros. The younger Diack, who is wanted on an Interpol red notice, remains in Senegal.
To survive the club's crisis, Schalke turned to wage cuts, part-time work for employees, and a 30 to 40-million-euro loan from the federal state of North-Rhine Westphalia.
Dortmund remained in full control of proceedings and should have added a sixth goal, but Julian Brandt lacked accuracy in the closing period.
Although Madrid did substitute that league game with a friendly against Getafe, which they won 6-0, that remains their only match ahead of the new season, making it hard to draw conclusions over the match fitness of Zidane's men.
"In view of the recent COVID-19 related developments around the world, a number of teams and individual players have elected not to travel to Denmark for tournaments in Aarhus and Odense, a choice the BWF has to respect and acknowledge," said the BWF. "It has been realized that we are not in a position to deliver the level of competition reasonably expected by fans and all stakeholders."
MADRID, Sept. 16 (Xinhua) -- Spanish La Liga club Granada make their European debut on Thursday when they head to Albanian side Teuta for a Europa League qualifying tie.
Yuliya Levchenko of Ukraine competes in the Women's High Jump at IAAF World Challenge Zagreb-70th Hanzekovic Memorial in Zagreb, Croatia, Sept. 15, 2020. (Igor Kralj/Pixsell via Xinhua)
18-year-old Lorenzo Musetti of Italy, who had upset three-time Grand Slam winner Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland and Japan's top player Kei Nishikori in the tournament's opening two rounds, lost to Dominik Koepfer of Germany 6-4, 6-0.
Bayern said they want to avoid the 28-year-old to leave after his current contract expires after the next season. The Austrian could go for free but still needs to find a club complying with his demands.