Zhou Shuang, the chief referee of the beach football, said that the soft sand requires more stamina and frequent substitution of players, which, however, reduces the injuries instead when players fall. "More players are able to jump with a beautiful overhead scissors shot or a volley, and that's what we hope to see," said Zhou.
Fujian center Wang Qiuyi bagged a game-high 29 points, but it was not enough to stop her team from skidding.
The top four teams at the end of the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) qualifying tournament will automatically earn a place at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
"I like beach volleyball more, and I can better control the ball. But it's still uneasy for us in a contest, because you will lose without effort," said Bai. "So I take skill trainings at least eight hours a day and stamina trainings three or four times a week."
Ghana will play another friendly with 2022 World Cup host Qatar next Monday as part of their preparations. Enditem
The fixture will be played in Austria on November 14 at a yet-to-be confirmed venue, the Mexican Football Federation said in a statement on Sunday.
BERLIN, Oct. 8 (Xinhua) -- For good reason, the racing world's eyes this weekend turn to Germany's venerable racing course, the Nurburgring located in the Eifel region south of Cologne.
Zhejiang outscored Hebei 34-22 in the third quarter, erasing its one-point halftime deficit while setting up an 11-point cushion heading into the final frame, and never looked back thereafter.
"When I started my career I didn't imagine or dream of being part of a fourth qualifying tournament. For me it's a source of pride. I'm enjoying it to the fullest, in the knowledge that my career is drawing closer to an end."
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
In the Meizhou division, Guizhou Hengfeng had no chance to move to the promotion area due to the 1-1 draw with Shenyang Urban. Meizhou Hakka finished eight rounds with five wins and three draws, giving themselves a promotion chance two rounds ahead of the end of first stage. In other action, Shaanxi Chang'an Athletic beat Zhejiang Energy Greentown for more suspension of another promotion ticket. Enditem