PARIS, Sept. 7 (Xinhua) -- France striker Kylian Mbappe has tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss Tuesday's UEFA Nations League match against Croatia, the French Football Federation (FFF) said on Monday.
Under that clause, Messi could leave the club for free if he requested to do so by June 10, the nominal end of the season. But the 2019/20 La Liga season extended beyond that date due to the COVID-19 pandemic, complicating matters.
"I was a little bit in shock," Carreno Busta said. "The rules are the rules. The referee and the supervisor did the right thing, but it's not easy to do it."
Yellow jersey holder Yates survived several attacks to finish in a group containing many of the title favorites, which also helped him secure his leading place in the title race.
The World Cups will feature 20 female and 20 male athletes, including the world champion, qualified players from all completed continental events (Africa, Europe and Pan America), players selected by world ranking from the other continents (Asia and Oceania), and others according to the provisional World Cup playing system. A maximum of two players per association are allowed for each World Cup event.
BEIJING, Sept. 5 (Xinhua) -- The World Winter Sports Expo 2020 (WWSE) came at an important time during the global COVID-19 pandemic and holding the Expo in Beijing sent a strong signal of confidence, IOC President Thomas Bach said at the Expo's opening ceremony here on Saturday.
In men's draw, second seed Dominic Thiem of Austria celebrated his 27th birthday by notching a comfortable 6-3, 6-3, 6-2 second-round victory over India's Sumit Nagal.
CHENGDU, Sept. 5 (Xinhua) -- Ruichang Biyuan survived an intense battle to beat Zhejiang Nengyuan 3-2 at the 2020 China Badminton Super League here on Saturday.
"Ensuring a safe return to international table tennis has been our utmost priority ever since the pandemic broke out. We have managed to get events back up and running before the end of 2020," ITTF president Thomas Weikert said. Enditem
Dejan Lovren scored first for the visitors in the 18th minute, but Antoine Griezmann's close-range effort and Dominik Livakovic's own goal gave France the lead before the interval.
"It's going to be one of the young guys, I think, if you count Dominic Thiem as a young guy, as well. He obviously has a chance to win. Now I think it is the time where it gets really interesting. We'll see where we go from here." Enditem