He also hopes that Tokyo will host the world championships again soon after the Olympic Games.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct. 8 (Xinhua) -- Brazil forward Neymar could still play in Brazil's opening 2022 World Cup qualifier against Bolivia on Friday despite a back problem that has left him unable to train, team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar said on Thursday.
Messi scored the only goal of the match by converting a first-half penalty as the Albiceleste started their campaign with a gritty, if not entirely convincing, home victory at La Bombonera.
"I feel quite excited! It's much more difficult to move on the soft sand than on a football pitch, but I feel more relaxed and I can run freely with bare feet, to enjoy the different charm of sports," said the 33-year old.
However, Carillo secured a point for the visitors by netting with an 85th-minute header following Miguel Trauco's cross. Enditem
CHENGDU, Oct. 12 (Xinhua) -- A late surge in the fourth quarter helped Beijing beat the winless Tianjin 86-64 for a three-game winning streak, while a winning second half saw Shanxi move past Shandong 84-75 in the Women's Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA) league here on Monday.
With the same three wins and one loss, both Beijing and Shanghai surpassed Inner Mongolia, which has won all its three games so far, ranking fourth and fifth respectively in the tables after the league's fourth round was over.
"Now I value my health a lot more, because it is horrible being stopped for so long and you really suffer," explained the 24-year-old, who is now looking forward to the new campaign.
Following his seventh win of the season, Hamilton extends his lead in the drivers' championship and now has 230 points. Despite his failure to score, Bottas remains second with 161 points, with Verstappen third on 147.
It was a finely balanced game with two teams consistently within five points of each other. Both sides traded the lead 11 times until the final minute of play.
KIEV, Oct. 11 (Xinhua) -- Germany secured its first-ever UEFA Nations League win after beating Ukraine 2-1 here on Saturday.