One suspects that Messi, who will be 35 when the next edition of football's showpiece tournament begins, will be a man on a mission during these qualifiers as he seeks to enhance his own legacy and end Argentina's nearly three-decade wait for major silverware.
Sydney FC has already begun the search to find a new striker. Enditem
Halep didn't play at her best, especially when facing a firing teenager who combined her drop shot and backhand so perfectly throughout the match.
PSV beat Fortuna Sittard 2-0 in Eindhoven on Sunday and passed Ajax on the Eredivisie table. Donyell Malen opened the scoring on a pass from Eran Zahavi in the fifth minute. In the remainder of the first half, four PSV goals were disallowed by the VAR for different reasons, meaning the match remained tight until the final minutes. Noni Madueke sealed the result four minutes from time.
ABUJA, Oct. 5 (Xinhua) -- Nigeria on Monday appointed American Randy Waldrum as the new head coach of the women's national football team, also known as the Super Falcons.
Liu Jiacen scored 22 points and earned 11 rebounds for Shanxi. Zhao Zhifang also registered a double-double of 12 points and 12 rebounds. Wu Tongtong, a member of Chinese women's national team, pocketed 21 points in the clash.
"The ITTF and CTTA remain committed to ensuring that the highest safety measures are implemented to protect everyone involved in the events," said the world table tennis governing body. Enditem
Meanwhile, Sport Recife won 2-1 at Bahia, their third successive Serie A victory. Hernane and Marcao were on the scoresheet for the visitors while Matheus Saldanha netted for Bahia.
Newly promoted Elche and Huesca drew 0-0, although Huesca was the better side as Elche failed to get a shot on target.
After the restart, Bayern had a perfect start to the second half as Chris Richards' square ball into the area allowed Lewandowski to drill the ball from the edge of the box into the top left corner with 51 minutes played.
PARIS, Oct. 2 (Xinhua) -- Defending champion Rafael Nadal stormed into the fourth round at the French Open with another straight-sets win, beating Italy's Stefano Travaglia 6-1, 6-4, 6-0 on Friday.