Jaloliddin Masharipov (2nd L) of Pakhtakor react after receiving a red card from the Jordanian referee Adham Makhadmeh during the AFC Champions League quarter-final match between Pakhtakor of Uzbekistan and Persepolis FC of Iran at Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium in Doha, capital of Qatar, Sept. 30, 2020. Persepolis FC won 2-0. (Photo by Nikku/Xinhua)
Serena Williams of the United States serves during the women's singles first round match against Kristie Ahn of the United States at French Open tennis tournament 2020 at Roland Garros in Paris, France, Sept. 28, 2020. (Xinhua/Gao Jing)
The undersized Fujian blockers found it hard to stop Shanghai's high-flying spiker Zhang Yichan soon after the start of the first set.
The Israeli Euroleague side added that the contract is for three months with an option to extend until the end of the current season.
The last eight will fight off relegation, with the last to be relegated and the second to last will vie with the winners of the second-tier league. Enditem
Although Fujian strengthened their own spikes in the middle of this set to narrow the deficit to two points. But Shanghai's blocker Zhang Yuqian then performed well to stopped Fujian's counter-attacks.
Eriksson led Alba scorers with 18 points. Fontecchio finished with 16 points and 8 rebounds.
Following reigning world champion Liu Shiwen's withdrawal due to an injury, her compatriot and current world No. 1 Chen Meng enters the action and expects a tough challenge from the closest rival Mima Ito from Japan.
Kenyan Peres Chepchirchir, the current half marathon record holder and Fancy Chemutai will also be in the frontline.
Having played his part in "Ping Pong Diplomacy" between China and the United States, Yao took up the role of Chinese team leader between 1985 and 1995, followed by his position as the ITTF Technical Committee Chair from 1995 to 2009.
Rennes, who finished third in the curtailed 2019-20 season, is set to make its maiden appearance in the Champions League group stage this season.