Jepchirchir, 27, made a return to the Kenyan national team after blowing away a star-studded field to win her maiden world title at the 2016 World Half Marathon Championships in Cardiff. She will be looking to recapture her crown in Poland when she leads a Kenyan squad comprising former world record holder Joyciline Jepkosgei, Dorcas Jepchumba, Brilliant Jepkorir and Rosemary Wanjiru.
The venue for the finals, which is scheduled to be played on Dec. 19, will be confirmed in due course, AFC said. Enditem
Italy continued their dominance after the break as Domenico Berardi tapped in at the back post on Vincenzo Grifo's pass, scoring his first goal for the national side.
Basketball Australia's head of women's basketball Lauren Jackson thanked all parties that ensured the season went ahead during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The hosts' efforts eventually paid off in the closing period of the first half after Kai Havertz's build-up work allowed Draxler to chip the opener past an onrushing Gunok into the bottom right corner.
"We came into this match with the mentality of challenging Xinjiang. I hoped that our players could show our style in such an intense game," said Jiangsu coach Ding Tie.
AFC General Secretary Windsor John said the body was grateful for the support of QFA and is looking forward to the remaining exciting matches in Asia's premier club competition.
Jia made the remarks on the sidelines of the 2020 Chinese Football Association Women's Super League which concluded in the southwestern Chinese city of Kunming on Sunday. He has been observing the players and mulling the line-up for the two-legged playoff against South Korea, slated for next February.
Hassan's winning mark is also the fourth fastest in history for the distance, falling some 19 seconds short of the world record of 29:17.45 set by Ethiopia's Almaz Ayana at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.
"He loves his father, he admires him. It's not a load on his shoulders. He does what he loves most and doesn't compare himself with Michael," she emphasized.
Fierce contention continued throughout the game. Yang Mengran's turnaround lay-up pushed Henan 92-90 ahead with 39 seconds remaining, and Henan sealed matters with 3 of 4 free throws later on.