"By contacting the public, the athletes might spread COVID-19," he said. "That is the possibility. We must protect the citizens. So there are two aspects... It should be difficult. It is not realistic for us to consider not using public transportation by athletes."
The WTT expected to mark the dawn of an exciting new era for the sport in 2021. But due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the groundbreaking table tennis organization is arranging its inaugural event calendar in the best possible way to overcome the challenges.
Having played for Juventus for four seasons, the 33-year-old joined Bayern Munich in 2015, before moving to Barcelona in 2018.
Other matches on Wednesday saw Shandong smashed Sichuan 3-0 (25-13, 25-17, 25-17), Fujian beat Beijing 3-1 (28-26, 28-26, 19-25, 25-10), Zhejiang edged Guangdong 3-2 (25-20, 25-13, 22-25, 22-25, 18-16), and Liaoning overcame Henan 3-2 (20-25, 24-26, 25-10, 25-11, 15-6). Enditem
Selby, 37, began the first stage by beating Fergal O'Brien 3-1 in the four-man group. Then the world number four defeated Brandon Sargeant with the same scoreline before drawing 2-2 with Chinese player Lyu Haotian in the last match.
Ferreira, who replaced former Real Madrid midfielder Lucas Silva just after the hour mark, struck in the 92nd minute with a glancing header after an Alisson de Freitas corner.
Earlier this month, Costa Rican team officials said the match would not be possible if the country's health ministry did not provide an exception to a mandatory 14-day quarantine for all travellers arriving from abroad.
The remaining eight teams of the league will form the other group, to be based in Dalian, to fight off relegation, with the last to be relegated and the second to last will vie for a birth for the next CSL season with the winner of the second-tier league. Enditem
Wuhan once had a good chance to pull one back in the 43rd minute when midfielder Liu Yun sent an accurate cross in the penalty area, but forward Dong Xuesheng failed to touch the ball.
Zidane's men controlled most of the ball in the first half, but it was a sterile domination with their only clear chance coming thanks to Karim Benzema after an error by home keeper Alex Remiro. At the other end, Thibaut Courtois produced a fine save to deny Alexander Isak.
With the infection rate greater than 35 per 100,000 inhabitants per week in Munich (56.13), fans were banned from Bayern's recent league game against Schalke.