Many young players burst into tears after the game, and Ji could not hold back her own.
Queiroz said the move had nothing to do with planning for the next match against Chile in Santiago on Tuesday.
"I wasn't surprised by what Messi did because I know him well," Suarez said. "He knew the pain I was feeling. The way it was handled, as if I was being thrown out, is what hurts most. There were other ways to do it. They were six years and that's what bothered him [Messi] too. I see him as a friend and he knows how we suffered." Enditem
Playing at a high level for a decade, Ji said she has no secret other than self-discipline and hard work.
"We showed our advantage in players rotation since the third quarter, so that players were in a favorable physical condition to compete in such an intense game," said Beijing coach Zhang Yunsong.
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Cheng was insurmountable in the paint, scoring consecutive buckets on second chances, as Henan gained its biggest advantage of 20 points in the third quarter.
Peng led Wuhan with 17 points, and Ha Wenxi and Deng bagged 13 and 11 points respectively.
In a hard-fought second set, Kenin failed the first time when serving for the match in the 10th game, but completed the job given the other opportunity in the 12th.
Five Zhejiang players scored in double digits. Wang Haimei shot 10 of 18 from the field, including five 3-pointers, to score 27 points. Huang Jiali bagged 21.
"We are focused on developing a tool box of COVID countermeasures for every possible scenario," he said, adding that "encouraging development of rapid testing and vaccines give us good reason for cautious optimism."