"We are a bit weak in the question of central defenders: with Gerard (Pique) and (Clement) Lenglet and (Ronald) Araujo, we are a bit short ... it is weak for the season that we are going to play," he admitted.
"We were not in form at the start. Guards didn't handle the ball well on our first possession, which affected the team's rhythm and mentality," admitted Ji.
BEIJING, Sept. 29 (Xinhua) -- Durban, South Africa will host the 2023 ITTF World Table Tennis Championships Finals according an announcement made at the ITTF's Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Monday, the first ever virtually conducted AGM in the table tennis governing body's history.
Vinicius Paiva put the hosts ahead by tapping home just after halftime before Lucas Evangelista equalized with a long-range effort.
Wang Lili contributed a game-high 22 points. Han pocketed 16 points and nine rebounds. Wang Siyu and Liu each bagged 13.
Arsenal had beaten Liverpool in the Community Shield a month ago and took the lead on Monday night thanks to Alexandre Lacazette in the 25th minute after a rare error from Liverpool defender Andrew Robertson, who sliced a routine clearance into his path in the 24th minute.
Attracting around 300 swimmers, the 2020 championships are being held from September 26 to October 2 in Qingdao.
The contract of Karimi with Esteghlal has expired and he is a free agent at the moment. Enditem
The following is the 28-man roster:
Earlier in the day, Czech Karolina Pliskova survived a scare from Egyptian qualifier Mayar Sherif after she came back from one set down to beat her opponent 6-7(9), 6-2, 6-4 to reach the second round.
Both sides didn't pose any threat to the other and no goals were scored in the first half.