With the 2-0 lead, Hertha played conservatively after the interval, and Bremen failed to pose a threat to Hertha's well-positioned defense.
The withdrawal of Osaka meant that two of the current world's top three women's players would not play at Roland Garros this year, as reigning champion and world No. 1 Ashleigh Barty already announced earlier this month that she would not be able to participate the clay major due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to the FIVB, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent uncertainty regarding travel and fan attendance, they decided not to stage the 2020 edition of the event.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) -- Fans will return to football matches in Rio de Janeiro next month after a six-month coronavirus ban, local authorities said on Friday.
"The fans are right to complain, but we have to consider factors like the limited time the coach has had and the training possibilities," he added. Enditem
BEIJING, Sept. 20 (Xinhua) -- Cultural activities were held Sunday at the Great Wall in Badaling, Yanqing district of Beijing to welcome the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games' 500-day countdown.
Despite the lack of any games for nearly six months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Iran has been moved three places up to be positioned 30th by the FIFA.
LONDON, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) -- Football's global governing body FIFA has predicted a drop of 120 million US dollars in revenue for the period 2019-2022 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as the FIFA Congress approved a revised budget for the four-year financial cycle on Friday.
With more eyes on the league last season, the commercial value of the product increased considerably. On the other hand, this rapid commercial growth has also led to a significant increase in player salaries, which has begun to put pressure on the finances of clubs.
Leo Messi scored twice, and set up Philippe Coutinho, to show that he is fully committed on the pitch after a summer in which it looked as if he had a foot outside the door of the Camp Nou, while Barca produced a mobile performance in a side that contained Messi, Antoine Griezmann, Coutinho and newcomer Francisco Trincao.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept. 16 (Xinhua) -- Brazilian giants Palmeiras scored a goal in each half, keeping their unbeaten record intact with a 2-1 victory at Bolivar in the Copa Libertadores Group B on Wednesday.