BERLIN, Sept. 7 (Xinhua) -- Entering his 15th year as Germany's head coach makes Joachim Loew the longest-serving national manager in international football.
Under CONCACAF's qualifying format, the winners of each of the six first-round groups will play a two-legged knockout tie for a place in the last phase. Mexico, the United States, Costa Rica, Jamaica and Honduras have already secured a place in the final round by virtue of their rankings.
But Silva earned the visitors an unlikely point by holding his nerve from the spot in the 97th minute.
"Life is really boring here," said Wang, who has been training at the National Aquatic Training Center in Qiandaohu, Hangzhou with the Zhejiang provincial team since March. "When I went for a walk one evening, I saw the lights of the gym were all on and girls were there running while some boys were working on their core strength. This was unthinkable when we had a day off before the pandemic."
"I think the supervisors are just doing their job, but very unlucky for Novak," said Zverev, who reached the quarterfinals by winning on Sunday. "If it would have landed anywhere else, he would have been fine."
After a long, low whistle, the game began. "Strikers! Try running the channels!" 17-year-old midfielder Xie Jili shouted.
The event was held with strict safety rules in order to preserve the health of the runners, such as compulsory wearing of masks in the start and change zones, as well as the race center. There was a body temperature check before giving the start numbers.
"This team has some of the best midfielders in the world and I know that I can learn from them and also bring my own strength to the group. Having spoken to the manager about his vision for this team, the direction that the club is going in is hugely exciting and I cannot wait to be a part of that," explained Van de Beek, who will wear the No. 34 shirt in memory of former teammate Abdelhak Nouri.
As the match progressed, Joachim Low's men retreated with their narrow lead and kept all their men behind the ball.
Tokyo 2020 organizing committee spokesman Masa Takaya said that Coates' comments have shown the IOC is "fully committed" to delivering the Games. He said that Tokyo 2020 will "carefully monitor the situation" and take countermeasures to ensure a safe and secure Games.
Team captain Sergio Ramos continues to be vital, as much for his ability to intimidate rivals as for his positional sense, and the 34-year-old is showing few signs of slowing down, while Zidane will be looking for more progress from young Brazilian wingers Vinicius Jr and Rodrygo.