He added, "Tokyo continues to be the best prepared Olympic city. The health and safety of all concerned remain our top priority."
In the last 10 minutes, North Macedonia's Goran Pandev and Gjoko Zajkov scored respectively to capture an important point for his team. Enditem
Inspired by Shao Ting and Zhang Wanglai, Sichuan rode on a 17-0 run midway through the first quarter to set the tone en route to an overwhelming victory.
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."
"It was a tough match. We didn't play at our level in the first quarter, but changed our tactics in zone defense from the second quarter," said Shanxi coach Li Ge.
Sergio Ramos will also be back in defense, with Jesus Navas at right-back and Jose Luis Gaya on the left after Sergio Reguilon picked up a knock to his knee.
Uruguay's next qualifier will be against Ecuador in Quito on Tuesday. Enditem
LAUSANNE, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) -- The IOC Executive Board met virtually Wednesday and determined that the 137th IOC Session will be held from March 10 to 12 next year in Athens. The election of the IOC president will also be held during the Session.
In a finely balanced match, where the two teams saw the biggest lead of eight points, Ji missed a buzzer-beating three-pointer that could have secured Daqing's win in regulation time.
The reigning Australian Open champion will contest for her second major title with Polish teenager Iga Swiatek, who needed only 70 minutes to storm to a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Argentine qualifier Nadia Podoroska.
Argentina's next qualifier will be against Bolivia in La Paz next Tuesday. Enditem