"We all agreed it was critical to deliver the season... as basketball finds itself on the doorstep of the 2021 Tokyo Olympics where the Australian Opals are eying glory again and, just twelve months later, the 2022 FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup will be hosted by Sydney." Enditem
The Swiss kept trying to play the ball out from the back, but Spain didn't allow them any time on the ball and Sommer redeemed himself with a good save to parry Ferran Torres' header after a flowing move ended with Jesus Navas putting a good cross into the Swiss area.
Trailing by seven points early in the last quarter, Henan improved its performance on both ends to complete a comeback.
Despite going into Tuesday's match as firm favorites, Brazil cannot afford to take their opponents lightly, Firmino warned.
Wang won the hearts of the spectators in the stands with her outstanding performances, but she couldn't win the support from her mother, who believed girls should be elegant and focus on their academic studies. Wang only managed to convince her mother when she received an offer from a top high school because of her football talent.
The hosts' efforts eventually paid off in the closing period of the first half after Kai Havertz's build-up work allowed Draxler to chip the opener past an onrushing Gunok into the bottom right corner.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) -- Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar is a doubt for Brazil's opening 2022 World Cup qualifier against Bolivia because of a back problem, the Selecao team's doctor Rodrigo Lasmar said on Wednesday.
BARRANQUILLA, Oct. 10 (Xinhua) -- Colombia right-back Santiago Arias has thanked fans for their support after suffering a sickening lower leg injury during Colombia's 3-0 win over Venezuela here in their opening CONMEBOL 2022 World Cup qualifier.
"I've already done it in Australia," said the 21-year-old Kenin, "I've had tough matches these past two weeks and I'm so excited to be in the final. It's incredible. I'm going to enjoy this moment today and get ready for the final tomorrow (on Saturday)."
LIMA, Oct. 12 (Xinhua) -- Forwards Raul Ruidiaz and Alex Valera will miss Peru's 2022 World Cup qualifier against Brazil after confirmation of positive COVID-19 tests on Monday.
Next to the football pitch, two groups of volleyball players also showcased aggressiveness to take a lead in the volleyball court, raising gust of dust when they move. Liu Huan, the chief umpire of beach volleyball, also highly focused on the contest to ensure the result fairness.