Sergio Ramos will also be back in defense, with Jesus Navas at right-back and Jose Luis Gaya on the left after Sergio Reguilon picked up a knock to his knee.
"This year we have a third of the usual number. However, we are sure that those who come will reach the finish line with the same wide smile and the competition will give them the same joy as in recent years," said competition director Arpad Kocsis before the start.
CHENGDU, Oct. 11 (Xinhua) -- An early surge helped Sichuan outplay Henan 89-62 in the Women's Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA) league here on Sunday.
The second quarter was contested more fiercely, with many body contacts and fouls. Fujian managed a three-point advantage at half-time.
The coach once again asked for patience with 18-year-old Ansu, who scored against Ukraine in September: "We want him to continue growing in a favorite environment," he commented, saying that "of course" Fati and Adama could play in the same team. Enditem
Japan hosted the world championships twice, in Tokyo in 1991 and Osaka in 2007. Enditem
The reigning Australian Open champion will contest for her second major title with Polish teenager Iga Swiatek, who needed only 70 minutes to storm to a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Argentine qualifier Nadia Podoroska.
In the quarterfinals, SN is to play JDG, while TES will meet European second seed FNC.
"We have to maintain an attacking mindset at all times," the 19-year-old told a virtual press conference.
"The players are finding their rhythm on the field, but they have yet to hit their best form to ensure a victory over South Korea next February," he said. "They need to further improve their techniques, coordination and tactics."
The top four teams at the end of the South American zone's 18-round qualifying tournament will earn an automatic place at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The fifth-ranked side will advance to an intercontinental playoff over two legs. Enditem