Esteghlal parted company with Farhad Majidi at the end of Iran's super league season and reportedly has not reached an agreement with Italian coach Andrea Stramaccioni.
On the women's side, the FIVB website said the result is hard to predict because eight of the top 10, including the top six, in the FIVB rankings are not from Europe. Enditem
Fiorentina's Nikola Milenkovic (R) vies with Torino's Andrea Belotti during a Serie A soccer match between Fiorentina and Torino in Florence, Italy, Sept. 19, 2020. (Xinhua)
Stage One involves 32 groups of four players, with the player who tops each group progressing to Stage Two.
Having run away with the 2019-20 Premier League, Liverpool started the new campaign in a similar fashion, with talismanic attacker Mohamed Salah opening the scoring from the penalty spot after just four minutes following a handball from Leeds defender Robin Koch.
Even though Hertha kept their efforts to a minimum, they further extended their lead on 63 minutes as Jhon Cordoba assisted Matheus Cunha, whose low shot made it 3-0.
Dortmund broke the deadlock courtesy of two 17-year-old youngsters, as new arrival Jude Bellingham passed into the path of Giovanni Reyna, who drilled the ball right-footed into the far corner in the 35th minute.
James Rodriguez then put Everton in front, shortly before receiving a hand in the face from West Brom defender Kieran Gibbs, who was sent off for his trouble.
While professional football depends to a much lower extent on ticket sales, other sports view the decision only as a first step. Ice-hockey, handball and basketball require bigger crowds to cover their costs.
Aleksandrs Samoilovs (L) of Latvia competes against Nikita Liamin and Taras Myskiv of Russia during the men's second round match at the 2020 CEV Beach Volleyball European Championships in Jurmala, Latvia, Sept. 19, 2020. (Photo by Edijs Palens/Xinhua)
The 31-year-old recently commented that he would like to return to the Premier League and said Madrid had blocked previous attempts to leave.