Kotani, who became the first female flag bearer for the Japanese delegation at the Summer Olympic Games in 1988, was an ambassador of Tokyo's bidding team to host the 2020 games. Enditem
MADRID, Sept. 29 (Xinhua) -- Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane loses one player to injury, but recovers two more for his side's home game against Valladolid on Wednesday night.
Monday sees Fulham at home while Liverpool entertain Arsenal in arguably the most interesting match of the round. Enditem
The other two German participants - RB Leipzig and Borussia Monchengladbach - have harder tasks in Groups F and B respectively.
"We haven't played an official game for a long time, so players were kind of excited, and we transferred a lot of positive energy on the court," Shandong coach Luka Sjekloca noted.
In advance of Wednesday's encounter, the 2012 German champion seems to carry a more massive load on its shoulders.
Atalanta claimed a one-sided win against Lazio, as Papu Gomez took the stage with a brace, helping the Dea enjoy a 4-1 victory.
Barca are still working in the transfer market, however, with Ousmane Dembele now linked to a move to Manchester United as the club chases Memphis Depay - a personal request of Koeman's.
Suzhou, in east China's Jiangsu province, will host Final A, while Final B will be staged in Dalian, in northeast China's Liaoning province.
LONDON, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) -- Manchester City have agreed a deal to sign Benfica's 23-year-old central defender Ruben Diaz for 65 million pounds (83.4 million US dollars), with a further four million dollars in incentives.
Other media mention former Schalke hero and Belgian, Cote d'Ivorian and Iranian national coach Marc Wilmots as a candidate.