Despite the defeat, Al-Taawoun remain top of Group C thanks to a superior head-to-head record over second-placed Al-Duhail SC, who beat Sharjah FC 2-1 earlier in the day to reach six points, while Persepolis climb above Sharjah into second place with four points, just two behind the group leaders at the stage's halfway point.
"We've taken note of all of his personal and technical characteristics as well as watching him play," Tite told a virtual news conference. "He is a new emerging talent in an important position," he added.
LONDON, Sept. 19 (Xinhua) -- Liverpool have agreed a fee of around 45 million pounds (58 million US dollars) to sign Portuguese forward Diogo Jota from Wolves just 24 hours after completing the signing of midfielder Thiago Alcantara from Bayern Munich.
In the first stage competition held in Milton Keynes, England, 31-year-old Xiao won the group decider against Iran's Hossein Vafaei 3-0.
"His inappropriate words are inconsistent with the social responsibilities and values abided by our club and have brought serious adverse social impacts to the club and the league. We will not sign him for the new season," said Fujian Sturgeons in a statement.
In men's 5,000m, Duo Bujie became front runner from halfway, but he was overtaken with two laps to go. On the final lap, Peng Jianhua emerged to win with 14:13.78, Qin Zhenfei and Zhao Changhong finished second and third respectively, Duo Bujie missed the podium with the fourth place.
Rising star Yan Haibin finished second with 20.86s. The 17-year-old said he was satisfied with what he achieved. "I feel excited as the gap between brother Xie and I was narrowed."
The goalkeeper protected his side from a bigger defeat after neutralizing the chances from Angelino and substitute Christopher Nkunku in the closing stages.
Many Chinese netizens also showed understanding towards Lin's decision, while also speculating on his next move.
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 17 (Xinhua) -- Asian Americans are experiencing increased racism amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to two reports released Thursday by Los Angeles-based Stop AAPI (Asian American and Pacific Islander) Hate Reporting Center.
"We are working hard for the new season and I think we will have the same group of players that we have now in pre-season," he commented.