"We are in a difficult situation and through a low ebb. We trained 20 days before the season kicked off, and many young players didn't partner with me. They said they were afraid of this."
Germany gave away its narrow lead in the dying seconds of the game as Kenan Karaman's last-gasp equalizer secured Turkey a draw on the road.
Thepchaiya Un-Nooh and Anthony McGill both received a bye to the second round. Enditem
"My eyes are on the crown heading to Gdynia, I want to win back my world half title but I know the challenge ahead especially when you know the field is strong, but I believe we have the best squad which will enable us win the championship," Jepchirchir told Xinhua on Friday.
Lakers star LeBron James had 40 points, 13 rebounds and seven assists and Anthony Davis put up 28 points and 12 rebounds.
The female world 1,500m and 10,000m champion Sifa Hassan from Netherland and Yomif Kejelcha of Ethiopian will contest the 10,000m and 5,000m respectively. Enditem
Spain's Ansu Fati (L) vies with Switzerland's Nico Elvedi during the UEFA Nations League football group match between Spain and Switzerland in Madrid, Spain, Oct. 10, 2020. (Photo by Edward F. Peters/Xinhua)
"There needs to be some differences, but I am absolutely convinced that even under these circumstances, there will still be fantastic games. We will adapt, we will also be supported with the organizing committee in anything we need to do to make sure that athletics is the center stage of the Olympic Games."
"We improved our ball movement with the match going deep. The players had expected to win this match," said Zhejiang coach Gu Jiaqing.
"As a young team, we haven't played many tough games like this, so we cherish it a lot," Sun noted.
Caio Alexandre slotted in the visitors' second goal after Kanu's deft chip over Sport's defence left him face-to-face with Polli.