MADRID, Oct. 9 (Xinhua) -- Spain coach Luis Enrique said that his players would not be affected by the Spanish government's decision on Friday to impose a state of alarm in the region of Madrid to try to curb the spread of COVID-19.
"Our defense slumped in the third quarter, and gave opponents many open shots from 3-point land," Hebei coach Ma Tao rued.
MONTEVIDEO, Oct. 8 (Xinhua) -- A stoppage-time goal from Valencia striker Maxi Gomez gave Uruguay a dramatic 2-1 home victory over Chile in their opening South American zone World Cup qualifier on Thursday.
"I shot 200 times every day. These six years helped a lot in developing my fundamentals," she commented.
Cao's contribution in scoring went on, while Luan Luan also stepped up to widen the gap to 12 points midway through the second quarter.
Argentina's next qualifier will be against Bolivia in La Paz next Tuesday. Enditem
Scaloni also spoke about the challenge of preparing for Argentina's qualifiers during the coronavirus pandemic and underlined the difficulty of South America's 18-round qualifying tournament.
However, although the Spanish looked to have in control chances failed to arrive and Gerard Lopez came on for Oyarzabal, although Sommer wasn't stretched into the second half.
MONTEVIDEO, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) -- Uruguayan national soccer team captain, Diego Godin, said on Wednesday, ahead of their match against Chile in the FIFA World Cup qualification for Qatar 2022, that the Chilean national team is "strong" and is in a process of renovation.
Regarding the notable absences of some players from both teams, Godin added that "we are not going to hide that we have very important absences who are benchmarks for the national team, but we have a lot of new teammates who are coming with freshness, desire, enthusiasm."
TEHRAN, Oct. 9 (Xinhua) -- The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) on Friday dismissed the complaint by Saudi Arabia's Al Nassr soccer team against Iran's Persepolis after the semi-final match of the AFC Champions League.