41-year-old Baum is expected to take over as soon as possible but at the latest before the following 14-day long league break due to the national team's games.
British-born defender Jiang Guangtai, whose English name is Tyias Browning and Brazilian-born striker Fei Nanduo, Fernando, both play for Guangzhou Evergrande. The Chinese Super League defending champions have six players called up to the national team.
In women's singles actions, 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams survived a topsy-turvy opening set to ultimately ease past fellow American Kristie Ahn, 7-6(2), 6-0 to advance. Enditem
"We expect a very tough match because Pakhtakor are physically strong but we are ready," said Golmohammadi.
NAIROBI, Sept. 29 (Xinhua) -- Kenyan road runner Edwin Mokua narrowly escaped death on Monday, and is currently recuperating at the hospital after being attacked by a hippopotamus while on a training run.
Yan established an advantage from the very beginning, leading runner-up Yu Zongda, also from Hubei, by nearly two seconds in the first 50 meters. Huang Chaosheng from Hunan finished third.
Ibrahima Niane scored in the 71st minute to give Metz the lead, but midfielder Morgan Sanson's goal in stoppage time saved the game for the hosts.
Fujian had managed a 4-1 start in the third set but Jiangsu quickly overtook the lead and extended it to 15-10.
PARIS, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) -- Italian teenager Jannick Sinner made his Roland-Garros debut with an impressive 7-5, 6-0, 6-3 win over 11th seed David Goffin on Sunday, while women's top seed Simona Halep celebrated her 29th birthday with a straight-set victory over Spaniard Sara Sorribes Tormo.
Elsewhere, Freiburg and Wolfsburg shared the spoils following a 1-1 stalemate as Josip Brekalo cancelled out Nils Petersen's opener. Enditem
Lewandowski not only collected the trophy for the best striker but crowned the club's triumphal march by winning the UEFA Men's Player of the Year award.