In terms of the title race, reigning champions Real Madrid will be confident of defending their crown - not because they look any stronger than they did last season, but because main rivals, FC Barcelona and Atletico Madrid (at the moment at least) look weaker.
Club under-20 coach Dyego Coelho will manage the first team on an interim basis, starting with a clash against Fluminense at Rio's Maracana stadium on Sunday, the statement said.
Real Madrid, Manchester City and Real Betis have also reportedly shown interest in the defender, whose contract with River expires next June.
DALIAN, Sept. 13 (Xinhua) -- Jiangsu Suning fumbled a 3-1 lead against Guangzhou R&F to slip to 3-3 draw in the 11th round of the Chinese Super League here on Sunday.
One man down, Ajax nevertheless managed to score and secure the victory. Brazilian signing Antony, who arrived from Sao Paulo FC, gave his team the lead in his league debut. Sparta had chances to equalize in the remainder of the match, but Ajax held on for the win.
Skocic was named as new head coach of Iran in February as a replacement for the Belgian coach Marc Wilmots, but he has yet to lead Team Melli in a match.
BEIJING, Sept. 11 (Xinhua) -- World Table Tennis (WTT) announced on Friday that a promotional showcase WTT Macao will be staged between November 25-29, 2020, the first tournament that is held since the organization's foundation.
BEIJING, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) -- The enamel Zun featuring the Olympic rings was released on Thursday as a licensed product for the Beijing 2022 Winter Games.
PARIS, Sept. 11 (Xinhua) -- Paris Saint-Germain on Friday announced the signing of right back Alessandro Florenzi on a one-year loan deal from Italian Serie A club Roma.
Lower league side Havelse broke the deadlock through Noah Plume with 17 minutes played. Mainz were unable to overcome Havelse's well-positioned defence in the first 45 minutes but the momentum on the pitch changed after the restart, and by courtesy of Jean-Philippe Mateta, who provided a second-half hat-trick for a 5-1 victory. Enditem
WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 (Xinhua) -- Fourth seed Naomi Osaka of Japan outlasted an inspired Victoria Azarenka from Belarus 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 in the final to win the women's singles title of the US Open on Saturday.