The ExCo also heard progress on its governance reforms approved by the Board in November 2019, which will see the Board appoint two additional independent ExCo members and discuss the ongoing development of a WADA Code of Ethics.
Stage One involves 32 groups of four players, with the player who tops each group progressing to Stage Two.
Thiago began his career at FC Barcelona, progressing through the youth system with his brother Rafinha, and said one reason he joined Liverpool was that it had a "family" feeling.
MADRID, Sept. 19 (Xinhua) -- Defending La Liga champions Real Madrid kick off their 2020-21 league campaign with a difficult visit to play Real Sociedad on Sunday evening.
Maccabi Haifa now face Russian side FC Rostov in a single-leg match of the third qualifying round, to be played in Russia on September 24. Enditem
Luo Chun and Xu Shuangshuang claimed the titles of men's and women's 3,000m steeplechase, team Sichuan swept the gold medals in men's and women's 4X400m relay. Enditem
Earlier, Xiao opened his account by beating Farakh Ajaib 3-1 before drawing 2-2 with Jak Jones.
Dominik Greif, the man guarding the visitor's goal on the opposite end, erased the home team's greatest scoring chance in a similar manner in the 81st minute after a square pass attempt.
"I think it's an amazing feeling. I was waiting for this moment for a long time and I am very, very happy to be here," he said on Liverpool's official website.
The battle for the second place remained tight until the final kilometers, as Rio Olympic Games runner-up Cai, representing Team Yunnan, held off a strong challenge from London Olympic champion Chen to finish second in 1:22:03. The 28-year-old Chen of Guangdong trailed nine seconds further behind to take the third place.
BERLIN, Sept. 15 (Xinhua) -- Robert Lewandowski is convinced that Bayern Munich's players face the most challenging year of their careers going into the 2020/21 season, where they seek to defend last season's treble of Bundesliga, German Cup and Champions League.