"The COVID-19 pandemic is resurging in a few countries and regions, who tightened their control measures. Postponement or cancelation of events can safeguard the health of athletes and all other participants," Beijing 2022 organizers said in a statement on the official website.
However, the six-time Ballon d'Or winner has not been able to win a major trophy at international level; a gold medal at the Beijing 2008 Olympics notwithstanding. The 2022 World Cup in Qatar might be his last chance to change that.
It was immediately clear whether the pair would be replaced.
The 2020-21 season will be played behind closed doors in a bubble, with all participants undergoing isolated management to ensure their safety.
France's Clara Burel hits a return during the women's singles third round match against China's Zhang Shuai in the French Open tennis tournament 2020 at Roland Garros in Paris, France, Oct. 3, 2020. (Xinhua/Gao Jing)
With a perfect record in the new season, Jiangsu expects a tough route ahead as title contender Xinjiang awaits them on Saturday.
"The Porto footballer is prevented from joining the squad due to the protocols and sanitary regulations established by local authorities in Portugal," read an FCF statement.
Once again Getafe is off to an excellent start to the season and although its style of football is not always attractive to watch, it is effective as it showed against Betis in midweek.
National team manager Oliver Bierhoff said the association depends on internationals' turnovers and will start a charm offensive to regain fans' trust.
Dong contributed 26 points, five boards and six assists to Zhejiang, while her teammate Huang Jiali pocketed 26 points and 10 rebounds. Wang Jiaqi of Zhejiang added 11 points, plus 12 assists. Enditem
Guo Zixuan, who had joined Hebei from Shanxi during the offseason, finished with a game-high 26 points. Zhang Yaqi and Chen Jinting bagged 17 and 14 points respectively.