The road so far has been far from easy, especially given the difficulties created by the global COVID-19 pandemic, which "brought an extra load and challenges" for the organizers, who spared no effort delivering on their promise of a 'green, inclusive, open and clean' Games.
"It will be strange to see you in another shirt and even stranger to come up against you on the pitch... I had already begun to imagine it but today I went into the dressing room and it truly dawned on me. It's going to be so difficult not to continue to share every day with you both on the pitch and away from it," the Argentinean wrote.
ROME, Sept. 21 (Xinhua) -- Zlatan Ibrahimovic continued to prove his value as the hitman scored twice against Bologna on Monday, helping AC Milan to a good start to the new Serie A season.
Earlier this month, Costa Rican team officials said the match would not be possible if the country's health ministry did not provide an exception to a mandatory 14-day quarantine for all travellers arriving from abroad.
Semedo's sale to Wolverhampton Wanderers means the defense virtually picks itself with Sergi Roberto, Jordi Alba, Gerard Pique and Clement Lenglet continuing together, while Ter Stegen's knee operation means Norberto Neto will make a rare start.
In addition, Mohamed Buya Turay and Brazilian Marcos' goals helped Hebei China Fortune locked up the final seed in Suzhou Division on a 2-0 win over Wuhan Zall. Enditem
The other match in the Chengdu division saw a goalless draw between Suzhou Dongwu and Inner Mongolia Zhongyou.
MEDELLIN, Sept. 24 (Xinhua) -- Six-time Copa Libertadores champions Boca Juniors took a major step toward securing a place in the competition's knockout phase with a 1-0 win at Independiente Medellin on Thursday.
Martinez is unlikely to make many changes to the side that beat Alaves on Sunday with Darwin Machis and Roberto Soldado leading the attack, while veteran striker Jorge Molina will also play a part at some point in the game.
Guangzhou regrouped after the interval and levelled in the 71st minute when Wu Chao slotted the ball into the net after collecting a pass from his teammate in the box.
The most familiar and important event to be affected will be the traditional ceremonies in the athletes' village to mark the arrival of each NOC team. Regarded as one of the most memorable occasions for the participating athletes, the ceremonies will be canceled, although Chef de Mission will have an opportunity to be greeted by the Village Mayor.