The Iranian men's team, which has superstars like Saeid Marouf and Seyed Mousavi, is one of the leading powers of international volleyball. On the women's side, the country has also been progressing fast in recent years.
PARIS, Sept. 7 (Xinhua) -- Italy extended their two-year unbeaten run on Monday as Nicolo Barella scored the winning goal to help Roberto Mancini's side beat the Netherlands 1-0 in UEFA Nations League Group A1.
HOHHOT, Sept. 4 (Xinhua) -- The 2020 National Equestrian Competition kicked off on Friday in Xilinhot City, Xilingol League, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.
NAIROBI, Sept. 4 (Xinhua) -- Kenya is backing World Athletics' (WA) new testing program that was launched on Tuesday targeting top road runners in marathon, half-marathon and long distances.
Despite dominating possession, Albania could not find an equalizing goal and suffered a further blow when captain Elseid Hysaj was sent off after receiving a second yellow card late in the match.
"For the many, many people who have been asking how I am, this morning I underwent medical checks that revealed a tear of the cruciate ligament in my left knee," he wrote.
"In the end I did my thing and tried to stay with the best guys, and here we are," said the Mitchelton-Scott rider.
Though it was clear that Djokovic did not intend to hit the line judge, organizers said Djokovic was disqualified in accordance with the rules.
"They feel that what is happening with the U.S. Government could create a negative precedent internationally that could be replicated and would jeopardize the entire global anti-doping system."
"For me it is a dream come true to play in a big club like Chelsea and I can't wait to meet all the players and the trainers. Yeah," said the 21-year-old, who arrives from Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen.
MEXICO CITY, Sept. 8 (Xinhua) -- The first round of FIFA World Cup qualifiers for North America, Central America and the Caribbean have been pushed back to early next year as the region continues to grapple with the coronavirus pandemic.