Surprise absentees in Scaloni's squad were Paris Saint-Germain forwards Angel Di Maria and Mauro Icardi as well as Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero.
Sport Recife are currently 15th in the 20-team Brazilian Serie A standings with three wins from their first 10 matches. Enditem
On the women's side, the FIVB website said the result is hard to predict because eight of the top 10, including the top six, in the FIVB rankings are not from Europe. Enditem
Thiago began his career at FC Barcelona, progressing through the youth system with his brother Rafinha, and said one reason he joined Liverpool was that it had a "family" feeling.
LONDON, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) -- Gareth Bale has arrived in London to put the finishing touches of his loan move to Tottenham, while Thiago Alcantara is in Liverpool to complete his transfer from Bayern Munich.
Streaming service PP Sports, owned by Chinese retail conglomerate Suning, had a reported 700 million U.S. dollars deal for the rights to show all Premier League matches on the Chinese mainland and Macao from 2019 to 2022.
"I am very happy and excited. This is the next step for me. I hope to help the team and that we will fight for promotion to the Premier League. I spoke to my compatriot Krystian Bielik, who also plays here. He advised me to join the club," said the player.
Maccabi Haifa now face Russian side FC Rostov in a single-leg match of the third qualifying round, to be played in Russia on September 24. Enditem
Arsenal will host West Ham United in their second match of the 2020/21 Premier League on Saturday.
In the 28th minute, thanks to a short cross from Cedric Bakambu on the midfield, Renato Augusto dribbled through defender Ding Haifeng and contributed a calm tap-in to pull one back.
This week saw Koeman's men beat Girona 3-1 in another preparation game, but Saturday will be their last chance to get things right before things are for real next week.