Scoring 10 points in the first quarter, Cao Junwei was a driving force as Shandong ended the quarter up 25-18.
The decision will limit mobility into and out of the Spanish capital, where Spain will entertain Switzerland at Real Madrid's Valdebebas training ground in the UEFA Nations League on Saturday.
"As a young team, we haven't played many tough games like this, so we cherish it a lot," Sun noted.
Jia's team went through an unexpected quarantine amid the COVID-19 concerns during the Olympic qualifiers last February before entering the playoff.
The coach once again asked for patience with 18-year-old Ansu, who scored against Ukraine in September: "We want him to continue growing in a favorite environment," he commented, saying that "of course" Fati and Adama could play in the same team. Enditem
Zhou Shuang, the chief referee of the beach football, said that the soft sand requires more stamina and frequent substitution of players, which, however, reduces the injuries instead when players fall. "More players are able to jump with a beautiful overhead scissors shot or a volley, and that's what we hope to see," said Zhou.
They have met in eight Grand Slam finals, with each winning four times. This will only be the pair's second clash in the final of Roland Garros since 2014. They last battled for a major title was at the 2019 Australian Open, where Djokovic won in straight sets.
The third-place match on the same day saw Shanghai RCB beat Beijing BG Development 3-1. Enditem
Traore played the last half hour as a substitute in a thrilling cameo in which he showed his power and lightning speed, while Olmo showed intelligence linking midfield and attack.
Pundits and media speak about the four-time world champion no longer being a top-class international team.
"Hearing the saddening news, I burst into tears. Kobe had a huge influence on me. His grit and dedication pushed me to fight until this end out of love for basketball," Ji said.