However, the Czechs took the lead after an embarrassing mistake by Israeli goalkeeper Ofir Marciano, who failed to control the ball on a simple return pass from teammate Joel Abu Hanna in the 14th minute.
Queiroz was reluctant to comment on the performances of Luis Muriel, who netted a brace, and his Atalanta teammate Duvan Zapata, the scorer of Colombia's other goal.
Nobody would have predicted the scenario that followed - the 22-year-old Tsitsipas declared it would not be so easy to beat him as he took risks and fired his backhand down the line regularly to turn the match in his favour.
"We will add new blood," he said. "The door of the national team is always open to those who are in good form and willing to fight, no matter they are teenagers or experienced players."
Ahead of the start of the first round, player Stuart Carrington and referee Andrew Barklam tested positive for COVID-19.
"We did a good job to stop their points from the paint, and this brought us an advantage in this match," said Shanghai coach Milos Paden, who revealed that injured guard Peng Szu-Chin will miss the first stage matches of the regular season. Enditem
"From 2017 to 2019, through the FIVB Projects Platform, FIVB approved a total of 80 projects for Asia (including Oceania) out of 87 applications. This is a huge approval rate of 92 percent," said the FIVB president.
The third quarter was contested in a balanced fashion as both sides traded buckets. Xing and Yu combined for four 3-pointers to push Shanxi ahead 64-60 before the final 10 minutes.
Commenting on the development, several soccer fans commended the government for considering them on the matter.
Mori said last month that Bach expected to visit Japan in late October.
"It was the first game. We have to keep working and aspiring because we've only taken one small step," he added. Enditem