DALIAN, China, Sept. 21 (Xinhua) -- Fabio Cannavaro's Guangzhou Evergrande beat Henan Jianye 2-1 in the 12th round of the Chinese Super League (CSL) on Monday.
Zhou Junchen was brought down inside the box in the 54th minute. His teammate Romain Alessandrini then added the second goal for Huanghai by penalty.
An official with the committee said they will shift the focus to the preparation of next year's event, and try to stage an event with higher specifications, more international vision, greater influence and higher quality.
Other measures include the reduction of stakeholder personnel attending the Games by 10 to 15 percent, streamlining transport services, adjusting spectator activities at competition venues and hosting a number of pre-Games meetings online.
MEXICO CITY, Sept. 22 (Xinhua) -- An international friendly between Mexico and Costa Rica has been canceled because of restrictions related to the coronavirus pandemic, the football federations of both countries said on Tuesday.
With only two rounds left after Monday's matches, Shenhua now have a one-point advantage over Shenzhen and Guangzhou R&F, who both gained 14 points on the table, temporarily holding the Dalian division's last ticket to enter the 2020 CSL's title race zone.
MADRID, Sept. 26 (Xinhua) -- The Ronald Koeman era kicks off at the Camp Nou Stadium on Sunday night when FC Barcelona entertain Villarreal in their first league game of the season.
The China Hub will feature the first Grand Smash, the top tier in professional table tennis.
Atletico Madrid's pre-season hasn't been a bed of roses with coach Diego Simeone testing positive for COVID-19 and central defender Jose Gimenez also returning a positive test at the start of the week to complicate preparations for their league debut at home to an impressive Granada.
It will feature two Super 1,000 Asia Open, culminating with the BWF World Tour Finals.
The only down side for the capital-based team was that Renato Augusto limped off with injury as the Brazilian was suspected of suffering a muscular problem.