RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct. 10 (Xinhua) -- Brazil striker Roberto Firmino has warned that Peru will pose a stern test for the five-time world champions when the teams meet in their 2022 World Cup qualifier on Tuesday.
Sport dominated the second half but squandered several chances to equalize as Botafogo secured their second consecutive victory to climb out of the relegation zone. Sport slipped to ninth in the 20-team standings.
"We have to always improve," Casemiro told reporters. "Douglas came in and did well but we'll get better as we adapt with every game," the 28-year-old added.
Liu Qi and Xu Nairui chipped in with 12 and 11 points respectively for Daqing.
BUENOS AIRES, Oct. 8 (Xinhua) -- Lionel Messi converted a first-half penalty as Argentina beat Ecuador 1-0 in their opening South American zone World Cup qualifier on Thursday.
"I feel quite excited! It's much more difficult to move on the soft sand than on a football pitch, but I feel more relaxed and I can run freely with bare feet, to enjoy the different charm of sports," said the 33-year old.
These three players have all been included in the squad for the Champions League along with John Stones, who remains at Manchester City despite his erratic form since joining from Everton in 2016.
"What I learned at Bayern and what I can stress is the need to train hard. It's something I've always done. But, now, if I have to work three or four times harder than normal, I'll do it. I've been working on my physical fitness and I'm feeling really good. The intensity of the training is something that Bayern take very seriously and you can see that the players benefit from that."
Barcelona's Asisat Oshoala reacts during the Copa de la Reina semifinal football match between FC Barcelona and Sevilla CF in Barcelona, Spain, on Oct. 8, 2020. (Photo by Joan Gosa/Xinhua)
At the other end Switzerland failed to force De Gea into action other than to claim a couple of centers into his area. Enditem
Regarding the notable absences of some players from both teams, Godin added that "we are not going to hide that we have very important absences who are benchmarks for the national team, but we have a lot of new teammates who are coming with freshness, desire, enthusiasm."