Japan hosted the world championships twice, in Tokyo in 1991 and Osaka in 2007. Enditem
"He was unable to train because of pain in his lower back," Lasmar told a virtual news conference. "He's shown a small improvement today, but it is important to consider that less than 24 hours have passed [since the injury]. He's traveled by bus and plane to be here, which has made treatment difficult.
The venue for the finals, which is scheduled to be played on Dec. 19, will be confirmed in due course, AFC said. Enditem
Italy continued their dominance after the break as Domenico Berardi tapped in at the back post on Vincenzo Grifo's pass, scoring his first goal for the national side.
"We have shown that we can do our best in the face of the worst conditions," he said. "We have confidence of beating South Korea." Enditem
"They [Ecuador] came at us without fear and it was difficult for us to play, but we were calm. In the first half we managed to get the ball back and if we had played more quickly, it would have been different, but it turned out like this, and we have to continue. It was important to get off to a winning start because all matches are going to be tough," he added.
"We played badly today, especially in the first quarter. We had many mistakes on the court, which was indescribable," rued Henan coach Li Jianxin. Enditem
"I didn't drink sodas for four or five years. I know if something is good for me, I will do it, otherwise, I won't."
JERUSALEM, Oct. 11 (Xinhua) -- The Czech Republic beat Israel 2-1 on the road on Sunday in Group B2 of the UEFA's Nations League.
Murthy insisted that the club, which failed to qualify for Europe last season, has full confidence in Gracia to get the best out of the squad.
However, the Malawi government has announced that all sporting activities will return in phases depending on the preparedness of the respective sporting association.