Japan hosted the world championships twice, in Tokyo in 1991 and Osaka in 2007. Enditem
"We made full preparation for this match, and restrained their main attackers quite well," said Inner Mongolia coach Zheng Wei.
"It's a good experience for me and my young team. We have many difficulties, but they are just temporary, and these players don't lose their guts, which I am the most satisfied with," Ji noted.
"I'm only thinking about the team and doing what the coach asks," he said. "Hopefully by doing that I can help my teammates to win matches," he added. Enditem
The fans' dissatisfaction seems to be a common thing for national coaches. The latest statements of 2014 World Cup hero Schweinsteiger and record international Matthaeus have become a serious problem for the world's longest-serving manager.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct. 9 (Xinhua) -- Goals from either side of halftime from Roberto Firmino helped Brazil to a 5-0 defeat of Bolivia in their opening 2022 World Cup qualifier here on Friday.
"I never said I am going to be the leader, but I am more prepared than ever for this season and I am tremendously excited by it," concluded Asensio. Enditem
"I also had a lot of days in my recovery when I wondered how I was going to play football again, but there were also good days that I'll never forget, such as starting to walk and it not hurting and then being able to run and in my first game back I scored after just 25 seconds."
Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic hits a return during the women's singles semifinal match against Sofia Kenin of the United States at the French Open tennis tournament 2020 at Roland Garros in Paris, France, Oct. 8, 2020. (Xinhua/Gao Jing)
Pundits and media speak about the four-time world champion no longer being a top-class international team.
BARRANQUILLA, Colombia, Oct. 8 (Xinhua) -- Veteran striker Radamel Falcao said Thursday he still has plenty to offer Colombia's national team as he prepares for his fourth World Cup qualifying campaign.