"We've had a few difficult days and some players haven't been 100% but we're confident of a positive result," he said. "We have a clear way of playing and hopefully it will pay off."
"Peru are a solid team with some great players. It's going to be difficult to play them there [in Lima]," Firmino told a virtual news conference on Saturday.
XI'AN, Oct. 8 (Xinhua) -- In an ongoing charity football tournament in northwest China's Shaanxi Province, Wang Shasha impressed the spectators not only because she was the only female player on the field, but also because she was one of the best players on the field.
"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.
BERLIN, Oct. 8 (Xinhua) -- For good reason, the racing world's eyes this weekend turn to Germany's venerable racing course, the Nurburgring located in the Eifel region south of Cologne.
In Porto Alegre, Thiago Galhardo and Abel Hernandez scored first-half goals to fire Internacional to a 2-1 victory over Athletico Paranaense. Renato Kayser was on the scoresheet for the visitors.
MADRID, Oct. 9 (Xinhua) -- Spain coach Luis Enrique said that his players would not be affected by the Spanish government's decision on Friday to impose a state of alarm in the region of Madrid to try to curb the spread of COVID-19.
"I have seen more and more young parents bring their children to play golf, which makes me believe golf will have a bright future in China," she said. Enditem
Guo Zixuan scored 10 points in the first quarter as Hebei led at 27-21, while Zhejiang, tagged by its three-pointer shooting, was held to 0 of 4 from 3-point range down the stretch.
In the fourth round of the European nations' competition, Slovakia will host Israel on Wednesday and the group-leader Scotland will face the Czech Republic in a battle for the first place.
CHENGDU, Oct. 9 (Xinhua) -- Daqing coach-player Ji Yanyan became the all-time leading scorer of the Women's Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA) league as Daqing earned a hard-fought 79-76 victory over Tianjin through an overtime winner here on Friday.