The Everton midfielder showed glimpses of quality, particularly in the first half, but faded before being replaced by Steven Alzate in the 74th minute at Estadio Metropolitano.
SAO PAULO, Oct. 9 (Xinhua) -- Brazil head coach Tite praised the performance of Neymar in Brazil's 5-0 victory over Bolivia in their opening 2022 World Cup qualifier on Friday.
MADRID, Oct. 10 (Xinhua) -- Spain claimed a deserved 1-0 win at home to Switzerland in the UEFA Nations League on Saturday night after a tactical 90 minutes in which clear chances were at a premium.
"I was under doubt before the match. But it's true that my level of confidence and tennis have been improving every single day during the whole tournament," said Nadal. "Of course I played at an amazing level of tennis, for two sets and a half I played great. I can't say another thing. It's impossible to have this score against him without playing great."
CHENGDU, Oct. 11 (Xinhua) -- Zhejiang rode on a strong second half to rally past Hebei 100-80 in the Women's Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA) league here on Sunday.
Zhejiang jumped into a 14-5 lead, before Henan regrouped and tied the first quarter at 23-23 through top draft Fang Min's stunning buzzer-beater.
"Leo is happy to be in the national team and is doing well at his club now. From a distance, we wanted everything to be resolved so that he could start playing and get fit. For our part, I think it's positive that he has stayed because he has started to play. As for personal decisions, we don't get involved and we're not going to [comment]."
"We've had a few difficult days and some players haven't been 100% but we're confident of a positive result," he said. "We have a clear way of playing and hopefully it will pay off."
TOKYO, Oct. 8 (Xinhua) -- World Athletics President Sebastian Coe said here on Thursday that Tokyo will host a fantastic Olympic Games despite the uncertainties amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
"Through the planning and delivery of these extremely strict and effective protocols, I am delighted that we will be able to successfully complete the AFC Champions League, despite the enormous challenges in this unprecedented year, as we promised all our stakeholders," he said.
After Chen's fast break layup, Jiangsu had an 11-point lead with 3:30 remaining thanks to an 8-0 surge, and didn't surrender its advantage from there.