Having to address international obligations set up by UEFA, Loew announced that he would use the unpleasant games to test new faces. Newcomers such as Mahmoud Dahoud (Dortmund), Florian Neuhaus, and Jonas Hofmann (both Moenchengladbach) are likely among the squad to be fielded.
Dongguan scored 10 points in a row early in the first quarter, before Zhejiang responded with the same scoring run through consecutive layups and foul shots, leading 20-17 at the end of the quarter.
Elsewhere Villarreal's Gerard Moreno retains his place in the squad after an excellent start to the season, as does FC Barcelona's Ansu Fati, who scored in the 4-0 defeat against the Ukraine a month ago. Meanwhile Mikel Oyarzabal is also recalled after he too had to drop out in September after testing positive for COVID-19.
"But now after the restart and our return to swimming, we can show the spirit of the Chinese people and our swimming fans to other fans across the country, and even to the whole world," said Zhu.
"It's been long ride definitely. Everything came to my mind when I had my whole family, people who I loved to help me through the tough, tough time," said Kvitova. "I was just playing in the Philippe Chatrier, it was such nice to win the match and to be in the quarterfinal."
Li Xiu led Wuhan with 14 points, but no other player scored in double figures. Wuhan was held to 3 of 26 shots beyond the arc.
BERLIN, Oct. 6 (Xinhua) -- Most German fans might have difficulties recognizing their national team this Wednesday evening.
The French champions will kick off the continental campaign at home against Manchester United on October 20.
According to the schedule, except for the training on Sunday afternoon, all the other sessions will be arranged in the morning from October 5 to 9.
BOGOTA, Oct. 6 (Xinhua) -- Colombia manager Carlos Queiroz said Tuesday that the return to form of James Rodriguez could not come at a better time as the Cafeteros prepare for their opening 2022 World Cup qualifiers against Venezuela and Chile.
Kvitova went into the match quickly as she broke her Chinese opponent twice to surge to a 4-0 lead in the opening set, before serving for the set in the eighth game.