On the subject of individual statistics, Neymar is on the cusp of overtaking Ronaldo as Brazil's second-highest scorer, and he has the legendary Pele in his sights.
"We are an experienced team and know that we can do well without very important players," Gareca told reporters. "We have to be mentally prepared and make sure we are focused from the very first minute of the first match."
Growing infection figures around Cologne's venue are forcing Germany to play behind closed doors. Simultaneously, approval figures among German supporters decrease.
In the 25km race, China's Gao Chongchong and Zhang Jiajing won the men's and women's group respectively.
When facing Turkey in a friendly in Cologne, the national coach Joachim Loew not only has to give several of his vital players a break but also to deal with various cancellations.
BRATISLAVA, Oct. 4 (Xinhua) -- Lucenec built on its leading position thanks to its third straight win, defeating the reigning champion Inter Bratislava 98-77 in the third round of the basketball premiership SBL (Slovak Basketball League) which were played without fans under COVID-19 control measures.
Athletic's last home defeat was probably the most painful of them all as it lost 1-0 at home to newly promoted Cadiz on Thursday despite playing against nine men for almost half an hour. The loss again highlighted the lack of attacking ideas under coach Gaizka Garitano and although there are obvious weaknesses to the squad, many think a more aggressive coach could get more out of it.
"We aimed at testing the team, as the two sides have a big gap. Our players executed our tactics in transition, but we made too many mistakes," rued Hebei coach Ma Tao.
Han Ziqi contributed a game-high 23 points, but her solo effort could not save Tianjin from a big loss.
American Sara Hall, who sprinted to surpass world champion Ruth Chepngetich in the last meters, finished second in 2:22:01. Chepngetich from Kenya completed the race four seconds later.
But the 33-year-old soon after committed a serious foul on Leo Dubois, for which referee Stephanie Frappart initially showed a yellow card but changed it to a red after a VAR review.