"We've had a few difficult days and some players haven't been 100% but we're confident of a positive result," he said. "We have a clear way of playing and hopefully it will pay off."
Trailing by as many as 15 points in the second quarter, Shanxi put on a ferocious 13-0 run and gradually seized the control in the second half.
Germany is second in the top-tier Group A4 with five points. Next for Joachim Loew's side is Switzerland on Tuesday, while Ukraine, third place in the same group, hosts Spain on the same day. Enditem
Questions about Loew's future are popping up, and concerns about the outcome of next year's European Championship are growing.
The former Sao Paulo and Porto player praised his teammates for respecting their unfancied opponents.
Espanyol's Wu Lei (4th R) and David Lopez (3rd R) react during a Spanish league segunda division match between RCD Espanyol and AD Alcorcon in Barcelona, Spain, on Oct 10, 2020. (Photo by Joan Gosa/ Xinhua)
47-year-old Liu is in high spirits during her preparations for the upcoming Tai Chi exhibition in the city of Liling, located in central China's Hunan province.
As the match progressed, Germany assumed control and Turkey's goalkeeper Mert Gunok had to be on guard to defuse long-range efforts from Julian Brandt and Luca Waldschmidt before the break.
The warm-up will be Skocic's first match since taking charge of Iran's team as part of preparations for the remaining matches of 2022 World Cup qualifiers.
Scaloni confirmed the Albiceleste will be without Paulo Dybala for the match because of a stomach problem, while Sevilla midfielder Marcos Acuna is doubtful with a hamstring injury.
PORTO ALEGRE, Oct. 8 (Xinhua) -- Thiago Galhardo continued his rich vein of form with two first-half goals as Internacional won 2-0 at Bragantino in Brazil's Serie A championship on Thursday.