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Source: Socialist Republic of Vietnam

* Manchester City’s hopes of closing the gap on the Premier League pacesetters were frustrated as they were held to a 1-1 draw at home to lowly West Bromwich Albion on Tuesday.

* Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Pedro Neto struck a stoppage-time winner as they came from behind to beat Chelsea 2-1 in the Premier League on Tuesday (Dec 15).

* Borussia Moenchengladbach’s Lars Stindl scored a hat-trick, including two last-gasp goals, as they came from 3-1 down to rescue a 3-3 Bundesliga draw at Eintracht Frankfurt on Tuesday (Dec 15).

* Borussia Dortmund’s new head coach Edin Terzic enjoyed a winning debut as they narrowly beat Werder Bremen 2-1 away on Tuesday (Dec 15) to earn their first win in four league games.

* Simone Inzaghi’s Lazio dropped more points as his brother Filippo’s Benevento frustrated their visitors to Campania in a 1-1 draw in Serie A on Tuesday (Dec 15).

* The rescheduled Women’s 50-over Cricket World Cup in New Zealand will start on March 4, 2022 with the final to be held on April 3, the International Cricket Council said on Tuesday. The tournament was originally scheduled for February-March next year but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

* The Olympic flame will still visit all of Japan’s 47 prefectures during the torch relay starting on March 25, organisers said on Tuesday, sticking to the original plan before the Games were postponed until next year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

* Lionel Messi’s salary is too big for Barcelona due to their financial predicament, presidential candidate Emili Rousaud has said, adding that he wishes to keep the club’s all-time top scorer on a reduced contract.

* The second round of the 2021 World Rally Championship (WRC) in Sweden, which was scheduled for Feb. 11-14, has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, WRC announced on Tuesday.

* Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) chief Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al Saba said on Tuesday he was looking for a solution where Doha and Riyadh will get to host the Asian Games in the future as both candidate cities battle for the 2030 edition.

MIL OSI Asia Pacific News