"Last year's French Open was the most special tournament of my career so this is not a decision I have made lightly," the Australian added.
Llorente and Joao Tomas will give hope for another top-three finish, but with no new faces so far this summer, there is no reason to think that Atletico will mount a serious title campaign.
In other games in the top-tier League A, Portugal beat Croatia 4-1 thanks to goals by Joao Cancelo, Diogo Jota, Joao Felix and Andre Silva. Portugal were missing Cristiano Ronaldo, who was out because of a toe infection.
Cruz's first match in charge will be an away clash against last-placed Atletico San Luis on Tuesday. Enditem
SUZHOU, China, Sept. 5 (Xinhua) -- Shijiazhuang Ever Bright beat Qingdao Huanghai 1-0 in the ninth round of the Chinese Super League (CSL) here on Saturday.
The next edition of the FIFA World Cup will be played in Qatar from November 21 to December 18, 2022. Enditem
The women's one-hour race saw a close battle between Hassan and Kenya's world marathon record-holder Brigid Kosgei. The duo stayed well ahead of the world record pace as they exchanged the lead several times but neither managed to break clear.
Patrick Bezerra equalized eight minutes later with a header following Thiago Galhardo's cross.
Only a couple of hours before the race started on Tuesday, the Tour organizers announced that all the riders' tests returned negative but race director Christian Prudhomme tested positive along with four staff members from four different teams.
Emerging stars such as Serge Gnabry, Leroy Sane, and the center backs like Niklas Suele (all Bayern) and Antonio Ruediger (Chelsea) need time to fill the gap caused by the changes.
The German coach announced he is taking the clubs' challenges into account but, at the same time, will stick to the national team's rejuvenation process, including having to re-structure his defense.