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."
"We are well aware of the fans' expectation and will fight to make them happen," Skocic was quoted as saying.
Jepchirchir, 27, made a return to the Kenyan national team after blowing away a star-studded field to win her maiden world title at the 2016 World Half Marathon Championships in Cardiff. She will be looking to recapture her crown in Poland when she leads a Kenyan squad comprising former world record holder Joyciline Jepkosgei, Dorcas Jepchumba, Brilliant Jepkorir and Rosemary Wanjiru.
In the men's event, Hungary's Gaspar Csere, 29, won with a time of 2:17:43, whereas the fastest female athlete was Tunde Szabo, 31, also from Hungary, in 2:43:39. Enditem
ACCRA, Oct. 12 (Xinhua) -- Ghana trounced Qatar, the 2022 FIFA World Cup host and 2019 Asian champion, 5-1 in an international friendly at the Emir Sports Complex in Antalya, Turkey on Monday.
Ji moved to Zhejiang in 2006 before becoming WCBA's top-scorer and then led Henan to advance to the finals.
He has been in impressive form for Galatasaray over the past month, with three goals from the opening four rounds of the Turkish Super Lig.
It took the father only three years to win his first world champions title in 1994. Many predict his son is to follow in his footsteps sooner or later. Enditem
Temwa Chawinga broke the deadlock for Wuhan in the 26th minute, taking advantage of an error from a Jiangsu defender in the penalty area and lobbing the ball into the net. Jiangsu wasted a chance to level the game in the 38th minute as Ni Mengjie missed a penalty.
"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
DHAKA, Oct. 11 (Xinhua) -- Engineers of China Railway Major Bridge Engineering Group Co, Ltd (MBEC) Sunday morning successfully installed the 32nd span of Bangladesh's Padma Bridge.