"This team have given me so much, my first chance, my first podium and my first win. It is just an amazing day."
Indeed, before the enforced break due to the coronavirus, Atletico were in sixth place in the table and it looked as if a top-four spot and qualification for the Champions League were in doubt.
"He's one of the big champions of the last decade, one of the very few active players, who won a Grand Slam tournament here in New York," Thiem said of Cilic. "Even though he's not on the top of his game, he's always dangerous for a deep run in these big tournaments. He's not a guy I want to face in the third round as he's a former champion. On a good day, he can beat anybody."
In March, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) postponed the 2021 AFCON qualifying matches due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In earlier matches, sixth seed Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic and eighth seed Petra Martic from Croatia also advanced into women's last 16. Enditem
"I wanted to go, and I was in my right to do so, because my contract said I was free. I wanted to go because I was thinking about being happy in my last years in football," he commented.
"Two years should be enough to re-produce the materials. For large, three-dimensional materials that are hard to change, we will stay with the old emblem. At least we hope there won't be two different Paralympic Games emblems in the venues," Lin explained.
TIRANA, Sept. 7 (Xinhua) -- Lithuania narrowly defeated Albania 1-0 in Tirana on Monday in UEFA Nations League Group C4.
The Chinese Football Association (CFA) has introduced measures to deal with agents that disrupt the transfer order. Agents who break the regulation could receive a life-time ban from football activities.
"Life is really boring here," said Wang, who has been training at the National Aquatic Training Center in Qiandaohu, Hangzhou with the Zhejiang provincial team since March. "When I went for a walk one evening, I saw the lights of the gym were all on and girls were there running while some boys were working on their core strength. This was unthinkable when we had a day off before the pandemic."
The second-tier league will take place behind closed doors. In the first session, the 18 teams will be divided into three groups, which will follow the traditional home-away round robin format.