FIFA added that a new schedule would be unveiled "in due course" after further talks with CONCACAF officials, confirming only that the first round would be in March.
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 final of the tank biathlon was held Saturday at the Alabino training ground in the Moscow region. The Russian team won the competition in 1 hour, 28 minutes and 53 seconds, while the Chinese team finished in 1 hour, 29 minutes and 29 seconds.
Players will be tested "upon their arrival and will receive their accreditation as soon as the first negative test is returned," Forget said.
The Tricolor failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia and were dumped out of last year's Copa America in Brazil before the knockout phase.
"Living and training here every day, shut out from the outside world, the athletes were in low spirits. There was also a potential crisis because it was hard for them to fully mobilize themselves, so their training efficiency and their self-discipline were affected," he said, adding that public attention might help top athletes keep their motivation up.
CTTA President Liu Guoliang called "it very significant that the ITTF has chosen China as the host to restart competitions after what has been an extremely challenging year for our sport."
After a 52-minute battle of men's doubles, Feng Yanzhe/Ren Xiangyu of Ruichang rallied from two sets down to defeat Zheng Siwei/Liu Yuchen 10-12, 7-11, 12-10, 12-10, 11-7. Li Shipei then triumphed in the men's singles against Tan Zhendong to help Ruichang tie the match 2-2.
"It was full gas all the way today, from start to finish there were anxious moments," said Yates.
Atletico's finish to the season even gave hope that they could take advantage of the changed format for the last eight of the Champions League and secure a title that has so far evaded them, but German side RB Leipzig put paid to that optimism at the first hurdle in which Atletico showed many of their usual flaws and few of their virtues.
SIPG remain unbeaten with six wins and two draws before the match. They kept offense flowing and had a point-blank chance on 34 minutes, while captain Hulk blasted a close-range shot that was saved by China Fortune keeper Bao Yaxiong.