After the restart, Esteghlal were quick to cement their place in the Round of 16 with a third goal, as Karimi supplied a chipped cross from the edge of the penalty area for Cheick Diabate, who guided his header past Al Owais to make it 3-0.
Chongqing broke the deadlock in the 13th minute with a stunning goal from Brazilian forward Cirino to make it 1-0 in the first half.
The top three finishers all achieved 5.82m but Kendricks and Lavillenie had to settle for the second and third places respectively on countbacks.
"On behalf of FIFA and the world football community, we would like to express our condolences to the GFA, the national juvenile committee, and above all, to the families, friends, and loved ones of the victims. Our thoughts also go out to the injured to whom we wish a prompt and full recovery," he said.
BEIJING, Sept. 26 (Xinhua) -- Relatively unheralded runners Su Guoxiong and Dou Faxian upset a strong all-Chinese field to take the men's and women's titles respectively at the inaugural Duolun Marathon race in Duolun, Inner Mongolia, on Saturday.
BOGOTA, Sept. 25 (Xinhua) -- Everton midfielder James Rodriguez and Galatasaray striker Radamel Falcao are poised to return to Colombia's national team for FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Venezuela and Chile next month, head coach Carlos Queiroz said on Friday.
Both sides struggled to create clear scoring opportunities, but as the match seemed to head for a draw, a low drive from Quintana put Chengdu ahead in stoppage time.
LONDON, Sept. 24 (Xinhua) -- English Premier League club Everton announced on Thursday the full details of their plans for a 52,888 capacity stadium on Liverpool's World Heritage Site waterfront.
Maccabi, without nine players who tested positive for the coronavirus, surprised its opponent in the 9th minute, when midfielder Dan Biton scored, after a long pass from forward Eylon Almog.
Knowing that a two-goal margin win would secure their place in the Round of 16 alongside Al Ahli and ahead of Al Shorta, Esteghlal pressed hard from the outset and opened the scoring in the 29th minute when Mehdi Ghaedi, assisted by Farshid Esmaeili on the edge of the box, drilled a powerful drive that nestled into the bottom corner despite Al Owais' best efforts to save the shot.
The top four teams at the end of the qualifying tournament will automatically earn a World Cup berth. The fifth-ranked side will advance to an intercontinental playoff over two legs.