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
"I was expecting another level of play, something else, but it's normal. We haven't played for a year," the six-time Ballon d'Or winner said. "It's the anxiety of the first game. The important thing is to keep growing as we have done since the  Copa America.
In the day's other game, five Jiangsu players scored in double figures, led by center Xu Chenyan's 21 points, as they defeated Xinjiang. Chen Xiaojia and Liang Jiamei also bagged 16 and 15 respectively for Jiangsu.
CHENGDU, Oct. 9 (Xinhua) -- Beijing came back from an early struggle to outlast Shandong 82-74 in the Women's Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA) league here on Friday.
"I didn't drink sodas for four or five years. I know if something is good for me, I will do it, otherwise, I won't."
A source from the Shaanxi sports bureau told Xinhua that Xi'an and its neighboring cities in Northwest China's Shaanxi province would host 100 marathon or half marathon events from September 2020 to May 2021. Enditem
Spain will entertain Switzerland in the UEFA Nations League on Saturday, before travelling to face the Ukraine, who they defeated 4-0 in September, on October 13th. Enditem
ROME, Oct.7 (Xinhua) -- Italy claimed a comfortable friendly win at Artemio Franchi stadium on Wednesday as the Azzurri crashed Moldova 6-0 with Stephan El Shaarawy scoring a brace.
CHENGDU, Oct. 11 (Xinhua) -- Zhejiang rode on a strong second half to rally past Hebei 100-80 in the Women's Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA) league here on Sunday.
Hassan's winning mark is also the fourth fastest in history for the distance, falling some 19 seconds short of the world record of 29:17.45 set by Ethiopia's Almaz Ayana at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.
"Athletics is the number one sport of the Olympic Games. We are here to let the organizing committee know, I think they already know it. We want to work very closely with them. We want these games to be hugely successful. They (the games) will come when the world is relying heavily on sport. I hope they come out of the pandemic."