MADRID, Sept. 4 (Xinhua) -- The Leo Messi story took yet another turn on Friday when the Barcelona striker's father and representative, Jorge Messi, sent a communique to the Spanish football league (La Liga) rejecting the organization's claim that the 700 million euro release clause on his son's contract with Barca was still in effect.
The German coach announced he is taking the clubs' challenges into account but, at the same time, will stick to the national team's rejuvenation process, including having to re-structure his defense.
Despite the easy win, the Russian star said his opponent has a bright future.
Russia maintained their winning start in B3 with a 3-2 triumph in Hungary to build on their opening success over Serbia, who were reduced to 10 men in a 0-0 draw with Turkey.
Jia Yifan/Du Yue stormed to a 11-7, 11-2, 11-4 victory in the women's doubles before Chen Yufei overcame He Bingjiao 11-6, 12-10, 10-12, 11-6 in the women's singles, taking the first two points for Qingdao.
"I wanted to go, and I was in my right to do so, because my contract said I was free. I wanted to go because I was thinking about being happy in my last years in football," he commented.
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Loew's strategy might explain why he refuses to initiate the return of experienced forces such as the 2014 World Cup heroes Thomas Mueller, Jerome Boateng, and Mats Hummels. All are in their thirties.
"Our director was against the idea at first, but we did this once in 2013 and it worked, I won," said Sagan, who finished 13th after his bike lost its chain in the sprint. Enditem
The Leverkusen midfielder is said to be going for a medical check this weekend before joining the Blues for 100 million euros. Enditem
"We are calling the CFA to further regulate the behavior of the agents and effectively protect the legitimate rights and interests of youth training institutions and young players," the letter said. Enditem