The South American zone World Cup qualifiers were originally scheduled to begin in late March but were suspended because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke has demanded that everybody obey the rules and "diligently take the great chance we have been given in sports."
BRATISLAVA, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) -- Slovan Bratislava's streak of bad luck in the European football competitions continues.
"We have been able to act quickly and decisively. We have prepared the COVID-19 Relief Plan for a global value of 1.5 billion US dollars. This is unprecedented," said Infantino.
"He is one of our cornerstones and vital figures. Everyone in the club is fond of him," the Bayern official added.
The prolific Norwegian striker had another chance later but defender Nico Elvedi blocked his effort.
But there was no place for striker Edinson Cavani, who has yet to find a new club after parting ways with Paris Saint-Germain in June. The 33-year-old has not played since March.
World no. 9 Stephen Maguire only managed to draw twice and was beaten by Dale 3-1.
In his opening speech, WTT Council Chair Liu Guoliang, who is also president of the Chinese Table Tennis Association, said, "With World Table Tennis, we are working towards the next step: to create a new table tennis landscape and make it one of the world's largest sports properties. This has always been my dream."
XI'AN, China, Sept. 19 (Xinhua) -- Chinese powerhouses Beijing Guoan and Shanghai SIPG are through to the Chinese Football Association(CFA) Cup last 16 round on Saturday.
"This year is a special year. Playing with the Beijing Ducks for one year, I will never forget that I see these supporters every day, which makes me so touched. Thank you all. I love you," Lin noted.