The top four teams at the end of the qualifying tournament will automatically earn a World Cup berth. The fifth-ranked side will advance to an intercontinental playoff over two legs.
Roger Guedes and Graziano Pelle scored in the first half to seal the win, which helped Shandong build an unassailable lead with 23 points in the Dalian group.
The 16-team CSL was split into two groups, with each group of eight teams based respectively in Dalian and Suzhou. Both groups will play 14 rounds in the first phase, which is to end next Monday.
With the win, Chongqing pocketed five straight wins to rank third with 21 points, while Shijiazhuang dropped to the fifth with 17 points, four points behind the fourth-placed Hebei China Fortune, and had no chance to enter the top four with only one game left in the division. Enditem
DOHA, Sept. 22 (Xinhua) -- Sharjah scored five goals in the second half for a convincing 6-0 victory over Al Taawoun FC, moving to the second place in Group C of the 2020 AFC Champions League on Monday.
"The event will also give us an opportunity to try out electronic timing machines considering that some of the gadgets were sent to Brussels for calibration and are now back. We need to see if they are in order and not faulty," Mutwii said. Enditem
In the other match of Group C, Almoez Ali scored his third goal of the league to help Al Duhail SC beat Persepolis FC 1-0 and overtake the latter to lead the group.
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept. 25 (Xinhua) -- The Asian leg of the adjusted Badminton World Federation (BWF) World Tour 2020 will take place in Bangkok, Thailand in January next year, which means the 2020 season will end in 2021, the BWF said on Friday.
‘At present, the age group of Chinese skiing is mainly 30 and above. I expect more young people aged six to fifteen will join in coming years.’
Shenhua doubled the lead eight minutes after the break when Peng's header found Bi Jinhao, who resisted a shoulder-to-shoulder challenge in the box to drill home.
Hours later, Jiangsu Suning regained the second place after playing out a 0-0 stalemate with Shanghai Shenhua.