He also discussed Merino and Rodri, saying Merino was "a great player and with a style of play similar to mine, who can play in a holding role or further forward. I also really like Rodri as a player. There have been great players in the side and more will come in the future," explained the midfielder.
According to Gao Zhi, chief of the Press Center Division of Beijing 2022's Media Operations Department, the IOC and OBS proposed the integration of MPC and IBC to save space and improve efficiency.
"The quarantine will last ten days and only after two negative tests the infected skaters will be able to return to training with the group. Everyone was ready to take off and there was no indication that anyone was sick. Unfortunately, the coronavirus did not spare us, and now we have to deal with it," added the bronze medalist from Sochi.
Despite going into Tuesday's match as firm favorites, Brazil cannot afford to take their opponents lightly, Firmino warned.
NAIROBI, Oct. 8 (Xinhua) -- Kenya's 1,500m Olympic champion Faith Kipyegon will challenge the 24-year-old 1,000m world record again in Hengelo, Netherlands on Saturday, after she narrowly missed to overwrite it in Monaco two months ago.
LA PAZ, Oct. 12 (Xinhua) -- The rarefied air of La Paz will provide Bolivia with a clear advantage over Argentina when the teams meet in their 2022 World Cup qualifier here on Tuesday, Albiceleste manager Lionel Scaloni said on Sunday.
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.
"We didn't show enough of a tough mentality compared with last game, but made timely adjustments at halftime," Zhang noted.
TEHRAN, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) -- Iranian national soccer coach Dragan Skocic said that Iran has "great potential" and he has full faith in his players, Tehran Times daily reported on Wednesday.
"Petra is such a tough player. She has got an aggressive game and a huge serve. I'm super proud of myself," added Kenin.
Scaloni also spoke about the challenge of preparing for Argentina's qualifiers during the coronavirus pandemic and underlined the difficulty of South America's 18-round qualifying tournament.