Peru will be without several key players for their opening fixtures against Paraguay and Brazil. The biggest absence will be that of their captain and record scorer Paolo Guerrero, who has been ruled out for the rest of 2020 because of a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament.
During the 18-round campaign, teams face lung-busting altitude, scorching tropical heat, long-haul flights between many cities and passionate fans that make stadiums such as Argentina's La Bombonera or Brazil's Maracana among the world's most inhospitable venues for opponents.
The 2019 ATP Finals champion will face Russia's Andrey Rublev for a semifinals place in the next round. The 22-year-old Rublev recovered from a one set down and trailed by 5-2 in the second to knock out Marton Fucsovics 6-7 (4), 7-5, 6-4, 7-6 (3) in the last men's round of 16 clash.
Those to have been ruled out of the matches include forwards Juan Carlos Arce, Gilbert Alvarez and Victor Abrego, midfielders Erwin Saavedra and Leonel Justiniano, and defenders Adrian Jusino, Luis Haquin and Diego Bejarano.
Baum's face spoke volumes after losing his first game as the successor to sacked manager David Wagner 4-0 against RB Leipzig.
The South American zone's 2022 World Cup qualifiers had been scheduled to begin in late March but were postponed amid the escalating health crisis.
Leeds United and Manchester City produced a game that lived up to expectations in terms of entertainment with the teams taking one point each after a 1-1 draw.
FC Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman was left frustrated as the club failed to complete deals to bring central defender Alex Garcia and forward Memphis Depay to the club from Manchester City and Olympique Lyon respectively.
But Wu was reluctant to highlight her own performance.
Jorginho scored two penalties in the 78th and 82nd minutes to assure a comfortable win in the best performance by Frank Lampard's side this season.
Many put the performances down to Garitano's defensive and conservative nature and his unwillingness to show confidence in the club's young players. The feeling is that although the squad has obvious weak points (especially in central midfield), the lack of confidence some players showed in the last two games means Garitano is running out of time. Enditem