KUALA LUMPUR, Sept. 25 (Xinhua) -- The Asian leg of the adjusted Badminton World Federation (BWF) World Tour 2020 will take place in Bangkok, Thailand in January next year, which means the 2020 season will end in 2021, the BWF said on Friday.
Preferred medal and pictogram designs were chosen by a panel of experts after an online call for entries ended, and will be released in the first half of 2021 after the necessary modifications have been made.
America de Cali forward Aldair Rodriguez, Deportivo Municipal midfielder David Dioses and Cesar Vallejo midfielder Raziel Garcia were named on a 30-man list that is expected to be pruned in the coming days.
Yang Xu (L) of Shanghai Greenland Shenhua vies with Miranda of Jiangsu Suning during the 12th round match between Jiangsu Suning and Shanghai Greenland Shenhua at the postponed 2020 season Chinese Football Association Super League (CSL) Dalian Division in Dalian, northeast China's Liaoning Province, Sept. 21, 2020. (Xinhua/Pan Yulong)
Without Kun Aguero, Aymeric Laporte and Ilkay Gundogan, who has been diagnosed with the coronavirus, Pep Guardiola handed a debut to recent arrival Nathan Ake, and young phenom Phil Foden was also in the starting 11.
The team last played in February, beating Costa Rica 1-0 in a friendly match. Subsequent international friendlies in Europe against the Netherlands and Wales as well as the CONCACAF Nations League matches and the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying matches were all postponed because of the pandemic.
Shanghai dominated the second half with several scoring chances. Hulk hit the post twice but couldn't find his second goal of the match.
There will be an exciting lineup in the women's 3,000m. The event will consist of Kenyan quartet Hellen Obiri and Beatrice Chepkoech, 2019 world champions over 5,000m and 3,000m steeplechase respectively, in addition to Olympic 3,000m steeplechase silver medalist Hyvin Kiyeng, and world 5,000m runner-up Margaret Chelimo.
"The event will also give us an opportunity to try out electronic timing machines considering that some of the gadgets were sent to Brussels for calibration and are now back. We need to see if they are in order and not faulty," Mutwii said. Enditem
"These are strange moments, and it is difficult to accept, but you have to accept it," he insisted.
The defending Brazilian and Copa Libertadores champions said they had only nine outfield players available for the top flight fixture at Allianz Parque in Sao Paulo.