He carried that form into Brazil's opening 2022 World Cup qualifier against Bolivia on Friday, scoring a goal and providing the cross that led to an own goal from the visitors as the Selecao cruised to a 5-0 win in Sao Paulo.
The home side broke the deadlock in the 18th minutes as Bryan Cristante steered his header into the net off Jack Bonaventura's corner.
Meanwhile, the AFA said Sevilla midfielder Marcos Acuna continued to train separately from the main squad after suffering a hamstring injury against Ecuador at La Bombonera.
Teenager Talles Magno, a key member of the Brazil team that won last year's under-17 World Cup, put Vasco ahead in the ninth minute at their Sao Januario stadium with an easy tap-in following Cayo Tenorio's cross.
"I play differently now, with a stronger focus on passing the ball and helping to construct the play," he said. Enditem
It was agreed that the candidatures should be declared no later than November 30, 2020. In order to avoid any risk of interference with the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, now to be celebrated in 2021, and to allow for a smooth transition, it was decided that the IOC President elected during the 137th IOC Session shall take office the day after the Closing Ceremony of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.
"Daqing is a young team. I will become a full-time coach sooner or later, so it's better this moment arrives at an earlier stage, and I can gain experience through the process," Ji said. Enditem
"We would like all athletes to focus on their practise without worries," said Muto. Enditem
ACCRA, Oct.8 (Xinhua) -- The Ghana Football Association (GFA) Thursday released fixtures for the 2020/2021 Ghana premier league season which is scheduled to kick off on Nov.13 at match venues across the country.
The record Roland Garros winner grabbed it, firing an ace to end the two-hour-and-41-minute final with a love game. He then kneeled down, smiled widely and pumped his arms. It was the fourth time he has won his favourite tournament without conceding a set.
"It has been a complicated year for everyone," the 33-year-old Barcelona forward told reporters. "With the national team we want to try to make people happy with this victory in a difficult situation."