PZPN gave a quick response to these accusations. "It's true Hertha wanted Piatek returning to Germany instead of playing in Bosnia and Herzegovina, but we didn't give a green light. They even contacted FIFA, who claimed that there is no rule that allows clubs to demand such things from national teams," said PZPN's spokesman Jakub Kwiatkowsi to the local media on Monday.
"Ensuring a safe return to international table tennis has been our utmost priority ever since the pandemic broke out. We have managed to get events back up and running before the end of 2020," ITTF president Thomas Weikert said. Enditem
The 2021 European Championship is probably utmost in the fans' minds. The German coach however is turning his thoughts to the 2024 continental tournament hosted by Germany.
Felix Bastians should have snapped Teda's winless run in the 85th minute but the German saw his penalty saved by goalkeeper Deng Xiaofei.
World number one Djokovic was stunningly disqualified after accidently hitting a line judge with a ball during his round of 16 clash with Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain.
The 28-year-old was close to scoring a hat-trick in the 60th minute, only to see his one-on-one shot blocked by Jianye's goalkeeper Wu Yan.
Despite a rare disappointing day, Hamilton still convincingly leads the drivers' championship with 164 points. Second-placed Bottas closes the gap slightly with 117 points, while Verstappen remains on 110 points and drops to third.
"You can feel it in your body when you have a good throw, mostly you feel the whole energy behind it, from the right toe to the chest to the hands. In the javelin you need your whole body. But it's really hard to explain - you feel it for less than one second. But then you realize that it was a huge throw," he explained.
Despite foreseeable setbacks, Loew is going to stick to his plan, Kroos underlined. The German intends to give space for promising youngsters such as the new Chelsea arrivals Kai Havertz and Timo Werner.
Things nearly got a lot worse for Zall before going off at half-time, when the ever-lively Zhang broke free once again, but this time his shot was well saved by the goalpost.
There was no shower on site, and people were asked to leave the scene as soon as possible after reaching the finish line.