Slovakia coach Hapal made nine changes to his roster compared to the match against Ireland and it showed.
The 30-year-old former professional footballer is now a teacher at Xi'an Sports Collage, a freestyle footballer, and an internet celebrity who has around 230,000 followers on Douyin, a Chinese video sharing platform under Tiktok's parent company ByteDance.
After the restart, Turkey caught a bright start and restored parity only five minutes into the second half when Ozan Tufan drilled the ball from 18 meters into the top right corner.
"When I started my career I didn't imagine or dream of being part of a fourth qualifying tournament. For me it's a source of pride. I'm enjoying it to the fullest, in the knowledge that my career is drawing closer to an end."
Ahead of the start of the first round, player Stuart Carrington and referee Andrew Barklam tested positive for COVID-19.
LAUSANNE, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) -- The IOC Executive Board met virtually Wednesday and determined that the 137th IOC Session will be held from March 10 to 12 next year in Athens. The election of the IOC president will also be held during the Session.
"I still have a lot to improve, to learn, to grow," Valverde told reporters in a virtual press conference on Friday. "Compared to previous years, I feel much better now, more conditioned on a footballing and personal level. But I'm very young and I have a lot to learn."
"We can see the improvement from our players in terms of their game mentality," Tianjin coach Liu Hao commented.
"I am taking it year by year and we have just started a new season: I hope I can last a long time in the national team," he commented.
DALIAN, China, Oct. 10 (Xinhua) -- The organizing committee for the 2023 AFC Asian Cup in China held its first meeting in Dalian, Liaoning province on Saturday.
Zhejiang outscored Hebei 34-22 in the third quarter, erasing its one-point halftime deficit while setting up an 11-point cushion heading into the final frame, and never looked back thereafter.