The relationship between WADA and the U.S. has been strained since the latter threatened in June to withhold funding if WADA doesn't make what the U.S. deemed sufficient reform. WADA later called the report "misleading and inaccurate" in a formal response.
Following the decision by the AFC's COVID-19 sub-committee to withdraw Al-Wahda and render their matches null and void, Al-Ahli found themselves in need of just three points to guarantee a top-two spot in the now three-team Group A.
Once again, Leeds would not be cowed, and the Yorkshire outfit had the effrontery to level the scores again ten minutes later, after a poor clearance from Van Dijk allowed Patrick Bamford to fire past goalkeeper Alisson.
The club again has put its future in the hands of brilliant but inexperienced up-and-coming players.
On the other table on Friday, Stuart Bingham topped the group by winning three matches without losing any frames.
Hoffenheim dominated possession and produced more promising chances but Horn was on guard to deny Kramaric and Pavel Kaderabek in the 18th minute.
Bellingham, Reyna, Brazilian Reinier, the young superstars Jadon Sancho and goal-monster Erling Haaland (both 20), wonderboy Youssoufa Moukoko (15) all offer pace and fearlessness.
"It's a fact that most CBA clubs are operating at a loss," a source told Xinhua. "The average loss can reach tens of millions of RMB per year."
The so-called "Knappenschmiede," Schalke's academy, has developed several of Germany's best players such as Leroy Sane and Manuel Neuer.
Jaime Mata's second half goal saw Getafe start their season with a 1-0 win at home to Osasuna. The goal scored from close range was confirmed by a VAR review after Mata had looked to be offside. Enditem
"We are waiting for what the Ministry of Health and the president are going to say about sporting activity and give us direction and that is what we are going to do as to when football activity is starting and when there is a continuation of the league," he added.