TEHRAN, Sept. 3 (Xinhua) -- Iran coach Dragan Skocic said on Thursday that Team Melli need to hold preparatory matches based on his philosophy ahead of 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification.
European champion Laura Muir was unstoppable in the women's 1,500m, continuing her momentum following a big win in Oslo two weeks ago. The Briton clocked 3:58.24, followed by Sofia Ennaoui of Poland and Romania's Claudia Bobocea.
In the men's singles, both second seed Dominic Thiem of Austria and third seed Daniil Medvedev of Russia advanced into the fourth round. Thiem conquered former US Open champion Marin Cilic of Croatia 6-2, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3, while Medvedev made light work of local player Jeffrey Wolf, winning 6-3, 6-3, 6-2.
"I wanted to go, and I was in my right to do so, because my contract said I was free. I wanted to go because I was thinking about being happy in my last years in football," he commented.
But Silva earned the visitors an unlikely point by holding his nerve from the spot in the 97th minute.
Perhaps the best news for Atletico last season was Simeone's decision to convert Marcos Llorente from a defensive into an attacking midfielder and if Llorente can recreate his form from the end of the campaign he will become a key player.
"I have never paced, it was great experience to pace world record, I'm happy Hassan broke the world record but now I am going for my own event, 5,000m at Ostrava on Tuesday," Chelangat who is coached by Gabriel Kiptanui in Kericho, some 270km west of the capital Nairobi, told Xinhua on Monday.
With Bayern's Manuel Neuer, Gnabry, Leon Goretzka, and Joshua Kimmich returning in October after a break recovering, Loew might count on the second axis of a Chelsea fraction Werner, Antonio Ruediger, and Kai Havertz.
"It's going to be one of the young guys, I think, if you count Dominic Thiem as a young guy, as well. He obviously has a chance to win. Now I think it is the time where it gets really interesting. We'll see where we go from here." Enditem
Elsewhere, Canadian rising star Denis Shapovalov stunned seventh seed David Goffin of Belgium 6-7 (0), 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 to make last eight, while Croatia's Borna Coric also advanced.
Earlier, Gabriel Barbosa came off the bench to fire defending champions Flamengo to a 2-1 home victory over Fortaleza.