Shanghai-based Oriental Sports Daily doubted the Brazilian player had time to go through any kind of medical quarantine.
The teams are due to meet at Estadio Azteca in Mexico City on September 30, however health concerns and possible quarantine measures have cast doubt over the fixture.
Teda still sit at the bottom of Group B, while Chongqing rank sixth with nine points. Enditem
TIRANA, Sept. 7 (Xinhua) -- Lithuania narrowly defeated Albania 1-0 in Tirana on Monday in UEFA Nations League Group C4.
Briton Adam Yates retained the yellow jersey and kept a three-second lead over Jumbo's Primoz Roglic in the overall standings.
"I have to explain my philosophy to my players, but it is not possible without playing football. This is a key issue that needs to be taken into consideration," Skocic said.
"One, it will be good economically. But also it will make sense in a context where we might still face a COVID situation. To what extent we don't know, but at least we'll have thought about what it takes to deliver an event like the Games in such an environment."
Finally, Banka said he was ready to "work with the U.S. Government on this" and called for unity from all stakeholders.
"I have a good impression about China. It's different from what you hear in Europe," Onuegbu said.
The start of the race was done in smaller groups of a few hundred people, as opposed to the usual big launch of several thousand.
On October 12, Dragan Skocic's men will host Tajikistan in the Iranian capital Tehran.