"We have passed a difficult situation to reach the stage and don't want to lose our chance easily. Our players are highly-motivated for this match and are ready for this tough challenge mentally," he said. Enditem
Liu Fumin is confident of the future. "The sports industry has been influenced, but at the same time, the Chinese economy is still moving ahead, and the Chinese sports industry is still developing," he said.
Valencia were held 1-1 at home to recently promoted Huesca in a game the visiting side probably deserved to win, but had to settle for Dimitrio Siovas' header cancelling out Daniel Wass' fortunate opener for the home side.
The first defeat after a 32-game undefeated run in the league against Hoffenheim (4-1) has raised concerns that Bayern's strict saving policy might endanger the team's progress.
Barca are still working in the transfer market, however, with Ousmane Dembele now linked to a move to Manchester United as the club chases Memphis Depay - a personal request of Koeman's.
In the women's draw, 2017 champion Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia defeated second seed Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic 6-4, 6-2, ending her poor record at the French Open since lifting the trophy in 2017.
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"I am really happy about my first round. I was facing another great champion today. The transition to clay and the cold conditions worked out pretty well," said Thiem.
The 54-year-old Kotani, who won bronze in the solo and duet events at the 1988 Seoul Olympics, will act as the "voice of the athletes," in the overall management of the games. She will also coordinate with the International Olympic Committee and international sports federations.
41-year-old Baum is expected to take over as soon as possible but at the latest before the following 14-day long league break due to the national team's games.
The result at the Maracana stadium lifted Flamengo to the top of their group with 12 points from five matches, three points ahead of second-placed Independiente.