As opposed to a typical quota of 20 paddlers for each World Cup, the events this year will see one more berth apiece. The ITTF Executive Committee has decided to allow more flexibility for the entry procedure, due to timelines afforded to the players to enter, and certain changes to the conditions of the event series, as well as last-minute changes to some league matches.
However the CBF rejected the petition, arguing that Flamengo's squad was big enough to field a team for the match.
MADRID, Oct. 2 (Xinhua) -- There is no time for pause in La Liga as the 20 teams in Spain's top-flight go into the fifth round of games this weekend after this week's midweek matches.
"We are continuing to see benefits from the forthcoming changes to the format of the World Championships Finals, which will be introduced from next year onwards, leading to more countries bidding from different regions of the world," said ITTF Deputy President Khalil Al-Mohannadi.
LONDON, Sept. 29 (Xinhua) -- Liverpool confirmed on Tuesday that Spain international midfielder Thiago Alcantara has tested positive for the coronavirus.
"I really wanted to give an effort here. It's my Achilles that didn't have enough to properly heal after the [US] Open. I was able to get it somewhat better, but just looking long-term in this tournament, will I be able to get through enough matches? For me, I don't think I could," said the three-time Roland Garros champion.
With younger players getting more opportunities, the CSL has witnessed many success stories during the first stage. According to data from the first round, compared with the first 14 rounds of the 2019 season, coaches have increasingly been putting their trust in the youth with the total playing time of U23 players has increased by 6,822 minutes.
ZHENGZHOU, China, Oct. 1 (Xinhua) -- Bosnian defender Toni Sunjic has joined Henan Jianye on loan from fellow Chinese Super League (CSL) side Beijing Guoan, the clubs confirmed on Thursday.
Autuori will be replaced by his assistant coach Bruno Lazaroni, who has yet to manage a senior professional team.
JERUSALEM, Oct. 1 (Xinhua) -- Israeli champions Maccabi Tel Aviv beat German side Alba Berlin 80-73 in the first round of Euroleague basketball on Thursday evening.
All 12 Shanghai players in the match list made the scoreboard, with Zhang Zhiting and Li Yingyun scoring 15 and 10 points respectively.