In Group B2's other match, Scotland won 2-1 against the Czech Republic, who had had to call up an entirely new squad for the match owing to COVID-19 quarantine regulations.
Other high-profile South Americans playing in the Chinese Super League include Brazilians Oscar (Shanghai SIPG), Hulk (Shanghai SIPG), Renato Augusto (Beijing Guoan) and Paulinho (Guangzhou Evergrande), as well as Venezuela international striker Salomon Rondon (Dalian Pro). Enditem
"The decision was made I think by the supervisors, and as I said, they are just doing their job. There is nothing much I can say to that. I'm a little bit in shock right now, to be honest."
CHENGDU, Sept. 7 (Xinhua) -- Both Shenzhen Nankeda and Anhui Souyu claimed their tough victories against Zhejiang Nengyuan and Jiangsu Weikeduo respectively at the 2020 China Badminton Super League (CBSL) here on Monday.
NANJING, Sept. 4 (Xinhua) -- World Indoor Championship bronze medalist Huang Changzhou twice equaled his personal best as well as the world leading mark of the year to win the men's long jump title at the 2020 Chinese Athletics Street Tour Nanjing meeting here on Friday.
Both World Cups and the Finals will be staged in China with support from the Chinese Table Tennis Association (CTTA), meaning that the Women's and Men's World Cups will no longer take place in Bangkok, Thailand, and Dusseldorf, Germany as originally planned.
Wu Haodong/Wang Chang overcame Deng Jiaqiang/Wu Tuobin 11-7, 11-6, 8-11, 11-3 to take the first point for Zhejiang in the opening men's doubles, before Lei Lanxi beat Ren Pengbo in the men's singles to tie the match for Shenzhen.
Brazilian striker Dourado equalized with a penalty in the 35th minute for Jianye after his compatriot Feng Boxuan tumbled under the challenge of Yi Teng in the box.
"Ensuring a safe return to international table tennis has been our utmost priority ever since the pandemic broke out. I am delighted that, with the fantastic support and hard work carried out by everyone at the ITTF over several months, we have managed to get events back up and running before the end of 2020," said the ITTF President Thomas Weikert.
Meanwhile, Kenya's world marathon record-holder Brigid Kosgei's track debut ended in disappointment after losing the battle to The Dutch world 1,500m and 10,000m champion Sifan Hassan who went to break the World Hour record after she reached 18,930 meters as the hour elapsed, beating the existing mark of 18,517 meters set by Ethiopia's Dire Tune in 2008.
Djokovic has won five of the past seven Grand Slam tournaments to raise his total to 17, closing in on rivals Roger Federer, who has a men's record of 20 titles, and Rafael Nadal, who has 19.