Chelsea have been big movers this summer to give Frank Lampard a squad to challenge for the title.
The second-tier league will take place behind closed doors. In the first period, the 18 teams will be divided into three groups, following the traditional league duo-robin format.
BUENOS AIRES, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) -- Lionel Messi will be free to play in Argentina's opening 2022 World Cup qualifier against Ecuador next month after the forward's suspension was deemed to be no longer valid, the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) said on Thursday.
Brighton coach Graham Potter earned praise for his style of football and Adam Lallana's arrival from Liverpool should add guile in midfield, while Crystal Palace remain in the safe but unspectacular hands of Roy Hodgson and their future could depend on what happens with want-away striker Wilfred Zaha.
Elsewhere, SIPG established the advantage in the stoppage time of the first half, when Ricardo Lopes contributed a long diagonal pass from the right flank into the box, which was stopped by striker Lv Wenjun in front of the goal. Marko Arnautovic smashed in a volley in chaos.
Zu Shanfa, head referee of the tournament, said the competition provides a platform for the students to keep fitness and to improve their football skills.
SHANGHAI, Sept. 14 (Xinhua) -- Shanghai Pudong Football Stadium will be put into service on Tuesday, constructor Shanghai Juss Sports Group announced on Monday.
The challenges presented by the COVID-19 meant it is no longer possible to host the 30th AFC Congress in person in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Dec. 9, and the meeting will instead be held online, it added.
In regard to the COVID-19 pandemic, Samaranch reported that Beijing 2022 has been in direct contact with the relevant International Federations, developing plans for different scenarios at a number of official test events this coming winter based on the latest COVID-19 situation.
Alfa Romeo's Kimi Raikkonen rounded out the top ten after an eventful race in which he also received a five-second penalty for a pit-lane infringement.
Thursday's stage 12 will travel 218 kilometers from Chauvigny to Sarran in central France, with four categorized climbs awaiting the riders. Enidtem