JERUSALEM, Sept. 17 (Xinhua) -- Israeli Premier League runners-up Maccabi Haifa beat FC Kairat Almaty of Kazakhstan 2-1 at home on Thursday in the second round of the UEFA Europa League qualification.
The single-leg match was played behind closed doors at Sammy Ofer Stadium in the northern city of Haifa.
To keep fit, the club is holding separate training sessions of not more than five players each at different locations while beefing up its squad in readiness for continental football and defending their crown.
NFABD also informed that the next national call-up in the FIFA calendar will be from October 5-13. Enditem
LONDON, Sept. 19 (Xinhua) -- Liverpool have agreed a fee of around 45 million pounds (58 million US dollars) to sign Portuguese forward Diogo Jota from Wolves just 24 hours after completing the signing of midfielder Thiago Alcantara from Bayern Munich.
Five minutes later, Khalid Bawazir equalized for Sharjah as the midfielder received a pass and rifled an effort that flew straight through the hands of the goalkeeper.
Competing under a six-round format, the 24-year-old landed at 8.36m in round two, which is the world leading mark of the year. Huang Changzhou ranked second with a personal best of 8.33m in his first attempt.
Koeman also insisted he had a good relationship with Lionel Messi, after the striker had told the club he wanted to leave, only to later say he would stay in order to avoid lengthy legal wrangling.
"Teammates, coaches and management in Beijing, they are quite nice to me, but I still have a dream of playing in the NBA."
The Celta captain opened the scoring from Nolito's pass after 15 minutes in an entertaining match which saw Celta play some impressive football.
15th seed Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria eased past Italian wildcard Gianluca Mager 7-5, 6-1, while Marin Cilic rallied to beat Kazakhstan's Alexander Bublik 6-7 (4), 6-2, 6-4 to set up a second round meeting with sixth seed David Goffin.