Li Tie is new China soccer coach
BEIJING • Former Everton midfielder Li Tie was named as the pinnacle coach of China’s males’s soccer crew yesterday, tasked with reviving their World Cup qualifying marketing campaign after Marcello Lippi’s abrupt departure.
The Chinese language Soccer Affiliation stated Li, who performed in China’s solely World Cup look in 2002, is an “excellent consultant of Chinese language soccer gamers” and was appointed after an open course of.
Li, 42, is already conversant in the nationwide set-up, having been in non permanent cost in the course of the East Asian championships in South Korea final month.
Clijsters places youngsters earlier than competitions
MELBOURNE • 4-time Grand Slam tennis singles champion Kim Clijsters, resulting from make her skilled comeback after a seven-year hiatus, stated she will probably be selective in selecting tournaments to present her time to deal with her three kids.
The Belgian, 36, introduced plans in September to come back out of retirement for a second time. However her return, initially scheduled for this month, has been pushed again owing to a knee harm.
Whereas a return on the upcoming Australian Open – the final Main title she gained in 2011 – has been dominated out, she has been given wild playing cards for later tournaments, together with the Indian Wells Open in March.