"These are strange moments, and it is difficult to accept, but you have to accept it," he insisted.
The team last played in February, beating Costa Rica 1-0 in a friendly match. Subsequent international friendlies in Europe against the Netherlands and Wales as well as the CONCACAF Nations League matches and the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying matches were all postponed because of the pandemic.
Leverkusen had the last chance on target but substitute and new arrival Patrik Schick was unable to beat Casteels with a header with seven minutes to the final whistle.
"I was trying to find my rhythm and enhancing my cooperation with my teammates in today's match because I have long been out of formal games this year," said Tianjin captain Li.
The 2020 COSAFA is tentatively scheduled for Oct. 2 to 17 in Durban, South Africa, while the AFCON qualifiers will resume in November.
The CBF did not immediately respond to the request.
Yunnan made more errors in the second set, especially in serve and back court receiving, only to witness Beijing take the set again.
Last weekend's home defeat to Crystal Palace was a shock to Manchester United fans, immediately prompting fears that last season's progress could be lost after a frustrating summer in the transfer market.
South American football governing body CONMEBOL is understood to have ruled out the possibility of postponing the fixture. The entity's coronavirus protocols required clubs to register 50 players in their Copa Libertadores squads to help teams with several coronavirus cases.
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"We know it is very important, but we think it will not affect the competitions of the Olympic Games," he said.