"I feel great that I will finally compete this year after the coronavirus shattered by season, including my Olympic debut. Now I have a chance to race before starting again on my Olympic preparations," Cherono, who was named by Athletics Kenya in their Olympic men team alongside world marathon record holder Eliud Kipchoge and world marathon bronze medalist Amos Kipruto, told Xinhua.
Persepolis FC head coach Yahya Golmohammadi (R) and player Sayed Jalal Husseini attend a press conference ahead of the round of 16 match of AFC Champions League between Persepolis FC of Iran and Al Sadd of Qatar in Doha, capital of Qatar, Sept. 26, 2020. (Photo by Nikku/Xinhua)
As the Asia and Oceania Cups were unable to be staged due to COVID-19, prominent names such as Zhu Yuling (China), Kasumi Ishikawa (Japan), Cheng I-Ching (Chinese Taipei) and Feng Tianwei (Singapore) have been selected according to their world rankings.
The 18-year-old opened the scoring in the 15th minute with a first-time finish with the inside of his foot after Jordi Alba's pullback from Clement Lenglet's pass.
In a video conference later on Monday, Trovato vowed to take his case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, if necessary, to clear his name.
Acheampong scored a goal in the 81st minute, but it was ruled out for offside.
The first defeat after a 32-game undefeated run in the league against Hoffenheim (4-1) has raised concerns that Bayern's strict saving policy might endanger the team's progress.
In Wednesday's other quarterfinals, Jiangsu smashed Sichuan 3-0 (25-8, 25-15, 25-20), Tianjin crushed Zhejiang 3-0 (25-15, 25-15, 25-22), and Shandong beat Fujian 3-0 (25-15, 25-20, 25-19). Enditem
Shijiazhuang will go to the Dalian division, where the relegation competition is held. Their first opponent is the Dalian Pro, coached by Spaniard Rafael Benitez. Enditem
The top seed is to kick off his bid for an 18th Grand Slam title with a first-round game against Sweden's Mikael Ymer.
Shandong expects a tough match on Sunday with title favorites Inner Mongolia as their next opponent, while Daqing hopes to bounce back in Sunday's encounter with Beijing, another losing side on Thursday. Enditem