World football governing body FIFA and regional confederation CONCACAF announced that the qualifying tournament, which had been due to begin in October, will now kick off in March.
Briton Adam Yates retained the yellow jersey and kept a three-second lead over Jumbo's Primoz Roglic in the overall standings.
Messi's father Jorge flew into Barcelona on Wednesday to meet with Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu, but that meeting failed to see the two parties move closer to an agreement, raising the possibility of a court case - something Messi insisted he wanted to avoid.
The victory was Lithuania's first competitive win since 2016, bringing an end to their 22-match winless run. Enditem
CHENGDU, Sept. 4 (Xinhua) -- Powerhouses Qingdao Renzhou and Ruichang Biyuan both clinched victories at Friday's China Badminton Super League, remaining in first and second place respectively.
The win puts Kenin into the third round at the US Open for the fourth year in a row. The American has come up short against top players like Maria Sharapova (2017), Karolina Pliskova (2018) and Madison Keys (2019) at this stage in the past.
In the final clash of the mixed doubles, Feng Yanzhe/Lin Lingfang, the gold medalists at the 2019 World Youth Championships, controlled the game to sweep Ye Yuanpeng/Yang Xiaole 11-2, 11-3, 11-4, securing the victory for Ruichang.
"The sport venues are almost completely finished. All the constructions are on time. The financing for these Games, and especially the private contributions from the Chinese business players, has been unprecedented," he said.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept. 4 (Xinhua) -- English Premier League club Wolverhampton Wanderers have made a bid to sign Gremio and Brazil U-23 forward Pepe, according to Brazilian press reports on Friday.
International table tennis action has been suspended for half a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
WARSAW, Sept. 6 (Xinhua) -- Johannes Vetter came close to breaking the javelin world record on Sunday, throwing 97.76m in a World Athletics Continental Tour Gold meeting in Chorzow, Poland.