The South American zone's 2022 World Cup qualifiers had been scheduled to begin in late March but were postponed amid the escalating health crisis.
The Xi'an Olympic Sports Center has a total area of more than 107,000 square meters, including 18,000 seats and an ice rink of 1,800 square meters. It will be one of the main venues for next year's 14th National Games in Shaanxi Province.
TEHRAN, Oct. 3 (Xinhua) -- The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) on Saturday banned Iran's Persepolis forward Isa Alkasir from any soccer activities for six months.
"She played really really well today. I think everything is tough. My ball is very short and she opened the court very nice and used very nice winners," said the world 39th-ranked Zhang, who has also achieved a personal best at Roland Garros by reaching the fourth round.
Dubbed "Female O'Neal", Li Yueru was unstoppable in the paint in the first quarter, shooting five of five from the field to put Inner Mongolia up 24-10 as the quarter expired.
Li shot 12 of 14 from the field to finish with 28 points, along with 14 boards, in Inner Mongolia's wire-to-wire victory, leading five players who finished with double-digit in points.
The 51-year-old coach replaced interim coach Majid Namjoo Motlagh on the Tehran-based team.
BERLIN, Oct. 3 (Xinhua) -- Leipzig extended Schalke's winless run to overall 19 games after paving the way for the win with three first-half goals in the third round of the Bundesliga on Saturday.
Slovan's Canadian forward Brendan O'Donnell could have tied the game in the second period but only hit the goal post to go 1-2.
Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi has been unfairly maligned by some for a perceived inability to reproduce his club form for Argentina. But the 33-year-old's record for his country stands tall against the greats of any era. Messi is his country's all-time leading scorer with 70 goals and 45 assists from 138 appearances.
In women's actions, top seed Simona Halep took sweet revenge on her opponent from last year's French Open defeat, trouncing American teenager Amanda Anisimova 6-0, 6-1 to progress.