Sacking Loew before the Euro tournament next summer seems not an option as the coach's efforts are jeopardized by the COVID-19 pandemic. Nevertheless, the outcome of the Nations League campaign and the 2021 tournament might deliver answers about Loew's future. Enditem
KUNMING, China, Oct. 12 (Xinhua) -- Jia Xiuquan, head coach of the Chinese women's national football team, has expressed confidence that his team can beat South Korea in next year's qualifying playoff to secure a berth in the Tokyo Olympics.
"It was a very hard and equally balanced match. The initial tie was fair and then we got lucky in the penalty lottery," said Slovakia captain Marek Hamsik afterwards.
CHENGDU, Oct. 9 (Xinhua) -- Daqing coach-player Ji Yanyan became the all-time leading scorer of the Women's Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA) league as Daqing earned a hard-fought 79-76 victory over Tianjin through an overtime winner here on Friday.
Mexico beat the Netherlands 1-0 in a friendly in Amsterdam last week and face Algeria in the Hague on Tuesday. Enditem
A whopping 7 goals ended in the goal of the champions of the three previous seasons who are having a very bad start into the new one, losing their third in a row and sitting humiliated on the bottom of the rankings in 12th place.
"I don't want them to handle the ball at discretion. We can say 'it doesn't matter' after losing a game, but we cannot really take the defeat as nothing, as they can develop a habit of that. Even someday they get the chance of winning, they cannot show enough guts to win."
"We will add new blood," he said. "The door of the national team is always open to those who are in good form and willing to fight, no matter they are teenagers or experienced players."
Germany remained unimpressed and took the lead again in the 58th minute as Florian Neuhaus exchanged a one-two with Havertz to score on his international debut.
"Starting a qualifying tournament with a win gives us motivation and desire to work even harder to make sure that we continue on this path," he added.
She continued to post her powerful serving skills on the court as the world No.11 fired six aces and won 77 per cent of her first serves to clinch the victory.