Scaloni said Messi's role with the national team would not change, rejecting speculation he might be used in a deeper position to ease the physical demands on his 33-year-old legs.
"It was a very difficult race today as it was so cold and wet. I was feeling really strong today and wished for a bit better conditions, but this record gives me a lot of confidence."
MONTEVIDEO, Oct. 8 (Xinhua) -- Luis Suarez has revealed he did not think twice about joining Atletico Madrid after being told by new Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman that he was no longer required at the club.
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"It was a difficult time for me. After thinking hard for almost a week, I decided to retire and go to college," Wang said.
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.
"It was normal as I played fewer minutes. I needed to give the chance to young players and let them deal with the game," Ji said.
Despite showing some of the quality that made Barcelona reportedly pay Liverpool 145 million euros to sign him, Coutinho is not interested in attracting the spotlight.
"Definitely eight years ago I was young, I was already won my Wimbledon title, and I was kind of favorite and played and I lost to Maria, which she won the tournament. So for me, that time was a lot of pressure on me, and even I didn't play like the best on clay," the two-time Grand Slam winner added.
Henan guard Feng Song was on fire from outside the paint, draining four 3-pointers in a row to score all of her 14 points in the third quarter.
BUENOS AIRES, Oct. 8 (Xinhua) -- Lionel Messi said he hoped Argentina's 1-0 defeat of Ecuador in their opening 2022 World Cup qualifier on Thursday would provide some relief to Argentines suffering from the coronavirus pandemic.