However, the six-time Ballon d'Or winner has not been able to win a major trophy at international level; a gold medal at the Beijing 2008 Olympics notwithstanding. The 2022 World Cup in Qatar might be his last chance to change that.
JINAN, Oct. 5 (Xinhua) -- Former head coach of the Chinese women's soccer team Hao Wei was named the head coach of the Chinese Super League (CSL) side Shandong Luneng, replacing Li Xiaopeng, the club said in a statement here on Monday.
Having qualified for only one of the previous four World Cups, Uruguay reached the semifinals of the 2010 tournament in South Africa and also made it to the knockout stages of both the 2014 and 2018 editions.
Her former teammate in Beijing, Shi Xiufeng, showed an eagerness to return to court.
The second set was filled with breaks as both players failed to hold their serves from the 6th to the 11th game. Zhang served to win in the 10th game but was broken by her French opponent. However, when the chance appeared again in the 12th, Zhang didn't miss it and wrapped up the victory with a flawless love game.
MADRID, Oct. 5 (Xinhua) -- The fifth round of matches in Spain's La Liga takes us into the international break after a frantic three weeks of football. Here are some things we learned in Spain this weekend.
The 19-year-old rising star wasted three set points when she took a 5-3 lead in the first set and stormed to 40-0 in the ninth game. But Zhang battled back and held the serve before breaking Burel's in the tenth to level the score at 5-5.
Peng Szu-Chin led Shanghai's charge with 25 points. Li Yingyun and Zhang Zhiting contributed 24 and 21 respectively. Zhang also grabbed 11 rebounds.
Earlier, Schwartzman knocked out third seed Dominic Thiem in a thrilling marathon battle which lasted over five hours, winning 7-6 (7-1), 5-7, 6-7 (8-6), 7-6 (7-5), 6-2.
With the support of the Chinese Table Tennis Association (CTTA), international table tennis action is back after several months of activity suspension due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Despite three losses in a row coming into the season, Wuhan coach Li Xin expressed her satisfaction in some respects.