Jia's team went through an unexpected quarantine amid the COVID-19 concerns during the Olympic qualifiers last February before entering the playoff.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct. 10 (Xinhua) -- Leo Pereira and Bruno Henrique scored second-half goals as defending champions Flamengo recovered from an early deficit to beat Vasco da Gama 2-1 in the Brazilian Serie A championship on Saturday.
The venue for the finals, which is scheduled to be played on Dec. 19, will be confirmed in due course, AFC said. Enditem
MADRID, Oct. 8 (Xinhua) -- Valencia coach Javi Gracia will remain at the club for the time being, as it would cost him three million euros if he chooses to leave now.
"Hearing the saddening news, I burst into tears. Kobe had a huge influence on me. His grit and dedication pushed me to fight until this end out of love for basketball," Ji said.
It was the first meeting between the two sides at senior level.
In a recent online meeting of the Asian Volleyball Confederation board of administration, Graca pointed out that from 2017 to 2019, an amount of 903,250 U.S. dollars from the FIVB projects platform had been invested into Asia and Oceania.
"Now is an opportune time for me to cement my place. I always say that it's important to feel the responsibility of playing for the national team but that shouldn't be overshadowed by pride. Otherwise the burden can become too much.
"Starting a qualifying tournament with a win gives us motivation and desire to work even harder to make sure that we continue on this path," he added.
Italy experimented with their starting line-up ahead of the Nations League, as coach Roberto Mancini opted for three Sassuolo players, including Ciccio Caputo, who made his senior Italy debut.
DHAKA, Oct. 11 (Xinhua) -- Engineers of China Railway Major Bridge Engineering Group Co, Ltd (MBEC) Sunday morning successfully installed the 32nd span of Bangladesh's Padma Bridge.