BUENOS AIRES, Oct. 8 (Xinhua) -- Lionel Messi said he hoped Argentina's 1-0 defeat of Ecuador in their opening 2022 World Cup qualifier on Thursday would provide some relief to Argentines suffering from the coronavirus pandemic.
"Neymar felt pain in the lumbar region during the warm-up of today's training ... and was taken off and examined," Lasmar said in a video sent to reporters.
He said he did not feel daunted by Brazil's rich history of right-sided defenders, such as Carlos Alberto, Cafu and Dani Alves.
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The hosts thought they had opened the scoring with just seven minutes played but Julian Draxler's goal from very close range was ruled offside by the referee.
"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."
"Petra is such a tough player. She has got an aggressive game and a huge serve. I'm super proud of myself," added Kenin.
Tianjin fought a close game for almost three quarters, but Beijing pulled away late in the third before outscoring Tianjin 29-16 in the final 10 minutes.
Coutinho, who was also deployed in a more central role by Brazil coach Tite against Bolivia, said his time at Bayern had taught him the importance of a strong work ethic.
The Saturday meet will be aided by Wavelight electronic pace-setter, a new technology in track running and the 24-year-old Kipyegon has expressed her confidence ahead of the meeting organized by Global Sports Communication for a selected group of world class athletes.
As to the World Cup qualifiers taking place in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Godin said that "it is a different situation, but one with the desire, the dream, and the mentality that is the beginning of the qualifying rounds."