Pressure on the 58-year-old escalated on Thursday following Flamengo's 5-0 Copa Libertadores defeat to Independiente del Valle in Ecuador.
To secure his club's place in the Bundesliga and to make the Belgian Euro 2021 squad are his main goals for the upcoming season.
"The game was in fact over after my team saw a straight red card. However, my team tried their best to avoid a worse defeat," Duisburg head coach Torsten Lieberknecht said.
The 37-year-old was among 26 players summoned by head coach Gerardo Martino for the Tricolor's first fixtures of the year, which will be preceded by a five day training camp starting Saturday.
QUITO, Sept. 19 (Xinhua) -- Flamengo vice president Marcos Braz has publicly backed manager Domenec Torrent amid speculation about the Catalan's future with the reigning Brazilian and South American champions.
The idea to add some leadership skills to exiting teenage talents could well pay off if the Swiss coach can create stability.
LONDON, Sept. 19 (Xinhua) -- Liverpool have agreed a fee of around 45 million pounds (58 million US dollars) to sign Portuguese forward Diogo Jota from Wolves just 24 hours after completing the signing of midfielder Thiago Alcantara from Bayern Munich.
The Royal Blues striker welcomed Germany's federal states' joint decision to allow the return of 20 percent of the fans in a test-phase until the end of October.
Thomas Tuchel's side welcomed back goalkeeper Keylor Navas, defender Marquinhos and forward Mauro Icardi after the trio were among seven players tested positive for COVID-19, but missed Kylian Mbappe, who is still in self-quarantine at home.
It also looks as if last summer's major signing Luka Jovic could be heading out on loan, with Borja Mayoral instead being given the chance to provide back-up for striker Karim Benzema.
The pair were then taken to Spurs' training ground in Enfield, where Bale was given a rapturous welcome by fans who had waited outside of the ground to greet him.