Koeman had expressed an interest in signing Dutch international Memphis Depay from French side Lyon, but in a TV interview on late on Tuesday, he explained that Barca's economic situation was complicating the deal.
"These two tournaments came too close to each other for me this time," she added.
In the gala, Shaanxi announced five image ambassadors of the major tournaments. Olympic diving champion Qin Kai is in the list. Besides him, Chinese famous actress Yan Ni, 'anti-pandemic hero' Han Jianfeng, Tai Chi player Wu Yanan and swimming coach Liu Nan are in the roster.
The second half saw Sharjah take the first lead after Moroccan defender Medhi Benatia received a red card for an elbow on Sharjah playmaker Igor Coronado, who beat the goalkeeper with a curled effort, but the ball bounced off the upright and fell to midfielder Majed Surour whose diving header help Sharjah establish the lead for the first time in the tie.
"Staying at the top might be much harder than getting to the top. One has to consider all the possible details both on and off the pitch."
BERLIN, Sept. 15 (Xinhua) -- Robert Lewandowski is convinced that Bayern Munich's players face the most challenging year of their careers going into the 2020/21 season, where they seek to defend last season's treble of Bundesliga, German Cup and Champions League.
Fulham almost had the perfect start when an errant pass from Gabriel allowed Aboubakar Kamara through on goal, but Arsenal keeper Bernd Leno was able to scramble the ball to safety.
BEIJING, Sept. 15 (Xinhua) -- World Table Tennis (WTT) held a video conference on Monday night to inform all ITTF member associations of latest updates ahead of the ITTF Annual General Meeting (AGM) scheduled on September 28.
According to Polish media, the English side bought the Poland international for about four million euros. On Wednesday, the 22-year-old passed a medical and signed a four-year contract which is valid to June 2024.
Arsenal will host West Ham United in their second match of the 2020/21 Premier League on Saturday.
Esteghlal is currently headed by interim coach Majid Namjoo Motlagh at the ongoing ACL competitions. Enditem