Barca coach Ronald Koeman made no secret of his wish to see the 19-year-old return to the Camp Nou, but Barcelona were unable to close a deal before the transfer window closed on Monday night.
He also discussed Merino and Rodri, saying Merino was "a great player and with a style of play similar to mine, who can play in a holding role or further forward. I also really like Rodri as a player. There have been great players in the side and more will come in the future," explained the midfielder.
The statement added that registered runners for the 2020 Tokyo Marathon are able to defer their entry to either next year's race or the 2022 edition. Enditem
"It's great to be given another chance to attempt the world record on Saturday, I am in good shape and mind and I hope I will remain in the same state on the race day and be able to give fast times," Kipyegon told Xinhua on Thursday.
Liu Qi and Xu Nairui also contributed 12 and 11 points respectively for Daqing. "I told them to fight until the end no matter when leading or trailing. All their efforts have paid off," Ji said.
It was announced in a statement that the Tokyo Marathon, one of six World Marathon Majors along with Boston, Berlin, Chicago, New York and London, will have elite and mass races together in the original field size.
Queiroz said the move had nothing to do with planning for the next match against Chile in Santiago on Tuesday.
Italy added another in the 30th minute when El Shaarawy found the net with the outside of his boot.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct. 9 (Xinhua) -- Goals from either side of halftime from Roberto Firmino helped Brazil to a 5-0 defeat of Bolivia in their opening 2022 World Cup qualifier here on Friday.
He continued his rich vein of form for Uruguay on Thursday, playing one of his best matches for his country to date as La Celeste beat Chile 2-1 in their opening 2022 World Cup qualifier in Montevideo.
The 31-year-old Liu shot 13 of 20 from the floor and pocketed 29 points. Xing Jinbo led the Shanxi bench with 16 points. Wu Tongtong and Yu Dong nailed 17 and 13 respectively.