"The IOC continues to be impressed by the progress of the preparations. And we are all looking forward to writing this new chapter in China's great sporting history." Enditem
"The truth is that for a while there has not been a project and there hasn't been anything. They have tried a juggling act and to paper over the cracks as things have happened," said Messi, who repeated his love for the club and insisted on his commitment in his final year at the Camp Nou. Enditem
The first half saw tough play from both sides. Veteran Luiz Muriqui was subbed after just 23 minutes because of a thigh injury. Qingdao also made their first substitution a few minutes later.
"Right now I'm really focused on the US Open, and nothing else I can think about right now," said Williams, who has won six of her 23 Grand Slam singles titles at the US Open.
Saba headed home in the 11th minute after receiving a right cross from Brazilian midfielder Renatinho, but Henan scored the equalizer in the 34th minute when Henrique Dourado converted a penalty won by Feng Boxuan.
The second chance for Hebei came in the stoppage time. In the 96th minute, Samir Memisevic made a direct pass forward, gifting Brazilian striker Marcos Vinicius Amaral Alves an easy tap-in to seal the victory.
The under-23 striker Zhang proved his worth again in the 44th minute, as he tapped Jonathan Viera Ramos' cross home to add another goal for Guoan.
Liu was victorious in the 2019 Women's World Cup, defeating 2017 winner Zhu in last year's final.
"These Governments have identified what they consider to be a weakness in the rules whereby a Government can unilaterally refuse to meet its agreed funding commitments without facing any significant consequences," the statement read.
Both sides then created few chances to take one point apiece following the thrilling four-goal draw.
The ITTF Women's World Cup features 20 athletes, including the world champion, qualified players from all completed continental events (Africa, Europe and Pan America) and players selected by world rankings from the other continents (Asia and Oceania). For each World Cup event, there will be maximum of two players per association. Enditem