The top four teams at the end of the qualifying tournament will automatically book a place in football's showpiece tournament. The fifth-ranked side will advance to a two-legged intercontinental playoff.
Marseille, who are managed by Portuguese Andre Villas-Boas, currently have no Brazilians in their squad. Enditem
Mexico had been due to face Costa Rica on the same day, but the Central American team withdrew on Tuesday because their players faced a two-week quarantine upon returning home.
Elche mark their return to the top-flight with a home game against Real Sociedad, but with new coach Jorge Almiron still waiting official clearance to sit in the home side's dugout. The missing paperwork is not the Argentinean's only problem given that he only has 15 professional players available for what will certainly be a tough return to the elite.
BEIJING, Sept. 24 (Xinhua) -- Spanish midfielder Dani Quintana scored the winning goal in stoppage time of the second half, helping Chengdu Better City beat Suzhou Dongwu 2-1 in the 4th round of China's second-tier league on Thursday.
Fans and half of the club are puzzling about who could be the rescuer leading the side out of this deep crisis. Former Schalke and Leipzig coach Ralf Rangnick is one name in the list.
LIMA, Sept. 25 (Xinhua) -- Peru manager Ricardo Gareca on Friday named three uncapped players in his preliminary squad for the team's opening 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Paraguay and Brazil.
Chelsea were the summer's big spenders and the game was a big test of both their and Liverpool's title credentials, but things swung dramatically Liverpool's way as Andreas Christensen was sent off for pulling Mane back when he was through on goal in the first half injury time.
About 10 minutes later, Chongqing enlarged the lead as Brazilian forward Fernandinho Silva cut in from the left, assisting his fellow peer Alan Kardec to make it 2-0 in the first half.
Samaria said the players' fitness is not a cause for concern, as most of the players have been working out throughout the pandemic to ensure their fitness level.
Qingdao went one player down eight minutes after the break as Yin Yaji collected his second yellow card.