Unlike beach football, standard beach volleyball is a sport of a team of two, without substitutions. To keep the contest fair, two teams must change court every seven minutes in the preliminary contest and every five minutes in the final because of the sunshine, wind and other weather elements, according to Liu.
"I've already done it in Australia," said the 21-year-old Kenin, "I've had tough matches these past two weeks and I'm so excited to be in the final. It's incredible. I'm going to enjoy this moment today and get ready for the final tomorrow (on Saturday)."
In the day's other game, five Jiangsu players scored in double figures, led by center Xu Chenyan's 21 points, as they defeated Xinjiang. Chen Xiaojia and Liang Jiamei also bagged 16 and 15 respectively for Jiangsu.
The contest was held at the famous Shapotou scenic spot in Zhongwei City, northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, where Tengger Desert and the Yellow River, China's second-longest river, meet, with tourism revenue of about seven billion yuan last year, in which beach sports make up an important ratio, said Chang Weihai, deputy director Zhongwei bureau of tourism, culture and sports.
In a race of unusual attrition by modern standards, five drivers failed to see the chequered flag. Following the early retirements of Russell and Bottas, Renault's Esteban Ocon, the Red Bull of Alex Albon and McLaren's Lando Norris all pulled off with mechanical trouble, with Norris' stricken car prompting the late deployment of the safety car.
The AFC Champions League East Zone, will be played from Nov. 18 to Dec. 13, following the successful completion of the AFC Champions League West Zone matches in Qatar, the football governing body said in a statement.
But Muto added that he does not know the exact date of Bach's arrival. Japan's Kyodo news agency reported earlier that it might be November 16 or 17.
"Sometimes I feel that according to my physical condition, I can still play two or three seasons, but I don't have enough energy for it since taking up the coach position," she admitted.
However, "the AFC Disciplinary and Ethics Committee Friday dismissed the protest lodged by Al Nassr, of Saudi Arabia, in connection with the Semi-final match of the AFC Champions League (West) pursuant to Article 59 of the AFC Champions League 2020 Competition Regulations," said a statement on the AFC website. Enditem
Among the newcomers are Aston Villa midfielder Douglas Luiz and Atletico Madrid left-back Renan Lodi, both of whom belied their lack of international experience with assured performances at Corinthians Arena.
"The players will have several days off after the league ends. Then we will have the first training session at Xianghe national training center near Beijing, mainly for recovery. The second phase will be a one-month camp focusing on honing techniques and tactics. In the third phase, we will warm up on home turf for the game," he said.