He also discussed Merino and Rodri, saying Merino was "a great player and with a style of play similar to mine, who can play in a holding role or further forward. I also really like Rodri as a player. There have been great players in the side and more will come in the future," explained the midfielder.
Queiroz was reluctant to comment on the performances of Luis Muriel, who netted a brace, and his Atalanta teammate Duvan Zapata, the scorer of Colombia's other goal.
"I was under doubt before the match. But it's true that my level of confidence and tennis have been improving every single day during the whole tournament," said Nadal. "Of course I played at an amazing level of tennis, for two sets and a half I played great. I can't say another thing. It's impossible to have this score against him without playing great."
Mori said last month that Bach expected to visit Japan in late October.
Shao, captain of China's national team, first stood out to convert two fast break baskets in a row. Sichuan showed its depth with substitutes on the court, compiling a 10-point advantage after the first quarter expired.
BRATISLAVA, Oct. 8 (Xinhua) -- BKM Lucenec stretched its winning streak in the Slovak basketball premier league to four out of four rounds by narrowly beat Patriots on the road, 78-77.
"I was expecting another level of play, something else, but it's normal. We haven't played for a year," the six-time Ballon d'Or winner said. "It's the anxiety of the first game. The important thing is to keep growing as we have done since the  Copa America.
Many people believe freestyle football is all about the performance, yet Wang believes practicing freestyle football can help improve ball handling skills for real games. She is also trying to design freestyle football training programs for her students.
Led by Tang Yu's 20 points, Beijing finished with five players in double figures. Shandong's Cao Junwei scored a game-high 26 points and helped her team cut the deficit to four points in the second half, but they still could not reverse the tide.
"I gained some weight after quitting swimming. Then I turned to basketball just for fun, but I found my passion for it," she recalled.
The Czech team doubled the lead on 47 minutes, after another Israeli mistake, this time by defender Eitan Tibi, letting striker Matej Vydra make it 2-0.