After German international Sebastian Rudy and striker Mark Uth returned, the Royal Blues signed Goncalo Paciencia (26) from Frankfurt and Vedad Ibisevic (36) from Hertha, both on loan deals. Competition within the squad is increasing the quality of our team, Raman said. Enditem
According to regulations, the last-placed team will be the only one automatic movers. In contrast, the other relegated team and promotion spots will be decided between the 15th place of CSL and the second tier's second place in a two-legged play-off, which will be held in the Suzhou division on November 18 and 22. Enditem
In group D, the two matches ended with lopsided results as Al Nassr defeated Sepahan FC 2-0 and Al Sadd SC overcame Al Ain FC 4-0.
Despite pundits predicting Schalke to be among the relegation candidates, Raman is convinced, "we won't get into trouble this time. The squad has learned its lesson," he said.
The South American zone World Cup qualifiers were originally scheduled to begin in late March but were suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Elhami was banned from coaching activities by the Disciplinary Committee of the Iranian Football Federation.
Puig, whose performances were one of the few positives in Barca's disappointing end to last season and who looked as if he was going to play a major role in the new season, was left in the stands for the club's traditional pre-season Joan Gamper friendly against Elche on Saturday night.
To secure his club's place in the Bundesliga and to make the Belgian Euro 2021 squad are his main goals for the upcoming season.
The Bayern striker indicated his club might use different line-ups and tactical approaches to get through the season.
In the women's draw, former world no.1 Angelique Kerber, the 15th seed, lost 6-3, 6-1 to the Czech Republic's Katerina Siniakova, who now faces Daria Kasatkina of Russia.
The 70th FIFA Congress convened remotely for the first time, as all of the 211 member associations joined via videoconference on Friday.