The matches between La Liga champions, Real Madrid and Getafe, Barcelona and newly promoted Elche and Atletico Madrid and Europa League winners, Sevilla have been postponed due to the European and play-off commitments of most of those teams eating into pre-season. Meanwhile, the game between Granada and Athletic Club Bilbao, which was due to open on Friday night was put back to Saturday after a judge ruled late on Wednesday that matches can't be played on either Fridays or Mondays.
"My waist disc herniation has been acting up again," she said, adding that she would be back next year.
Skocic was named as new head coach of Iran in February as a replacement for the Belgian coach Marc Wilmots, but he has yet to lead Team Melli in a match.
"We have extraordinary challenges ahead of us this season, and it will be a pleasure and an honour to face them alongside my new teammates, who are among the best players in the world," he added.
In the northeastern city of Fortaleza, Flamengo's seven-game unbeaten run came to an end with a 2-0 defeat at Ceara. Luiz Otavio netted with a 50th minute header following a corner before Charles Rigon struck with a low finish six minutes later after another set piece.
DALIAN, China, Sept. 14 (Xinhua) -- John Mary scored twice as Shenzhen FC beat Henan Jianye 3-1 in the 11th round of the Chinese Super League (CSL), while Dalian Pro conceded a late goal in a 1-1 draw with Shanghai Shenhua on Monday.
In the other game in the Meizhou division on Sunday, Meizhou Hakka beat Liaoning Shenyang Urban 2-0.
Azarenka will play Japanese star Osaka in the women's final. In the other semifinal, Osaka overpowered American 28th seed Jennifer Brady 7-6 (7-1), 3-6, 6-3 to reach her second US Open final in three years.
In April, mascots for the Asian Games Congcong, Lianlian and Chenchen, inspired by Hangzhou's three World Heritage sites, namely the Archaeological Ruins of Liangzhu Culture, the West Lake and the Grand Canal, were unveiled online, followed by the release of Asian Para Games slogan "Heart Meets, Dream Shines" and mascot "Feifei," inspired by the motif of the "Divine Bird" in the Liangzhu Culture.
The Champions League's group phase draw is taking place in Athens on October 1 with Bayern starting late into the national cup season two weeks later.
Alves almost added his second in the 61st minute, but his powerful shot was denied by the crossbar.