The 37-year-old played an important role in the country's first-ever qualification to the FIFA World Cup in Germany in 2006 and subsequently in the 2010 and 2014 editions in South Africa and Brazil respectively. Enditem
AFC said the request for a postponement of the Group matches cannot be accommodated because of the advanced preparations in which many teams have already traveled to Qatar for the competition, to be restarted on Sept. 14. Enditem
The reigning champions had 25 points after 10 matches and sealed a spot in the second stage.
Flick demands a back-up for right-back Benjamin Pavard, a replacement for Thiago, and an additional winger after on-loan-Ivan Perisic has returned to Inter.
Most Chinese internationals are expected to participate in the tournament with all the games to be played behind closed doors.
"From the perspective of a 90-minute game, it is reasonable for Guoan to seal the victory. I still want to praise all the team members because they showed high morale on the pitch," said Teda head coach Wang Baoshan.
In the Chengdu division, Beijing BSU, ranked eighth last season, edged off the Inner Mongolia Zhongyou 1-0. In the Jiangsu Derby, Taizhou Yuanda defeated Suzhou Dongwu 1-0.
Shenhua's best chance of the first half came in the 43rd minute as they were awarded a free-kick. But the shot from the Shanghai side's captain Giovanni Moreno was finger-tipped over the crossbar by the Luneng goalkeeper Han Rongze.
The other game on Tuesday saw powerhouse Guangzhou defeat Shenzhen 2-0 thanks to aggressiveness by Brazilian midfielder Jose Paulo Bezzera Maciel Junior who opened the scoring in the 27th minute and contributed an accurate pass to seal the win in the 53rd minute. Enditem
In addition, Beijing 2022 has collaborated with Panasonic, the Worldwide Olympic Partner, on Technology at the Olympics, an educational resource for primary and middle schools that introduces the role of technology in the Games and explains how different technologies were applied in the previous Games.
More sports parks will be built in the future to ensure people can access sports facilities within a 10 minute walk and an Asian Games-themed park will be found in every district and county of Hangzhou, which will "rely on its people for a successful Asian Games, which in turn benefit the people," the Action Plan specified.