Almost at the same time when Germany's embarrassing draw happened, police and tax authorities searched the offices and private homes of current and former officials of the country's soccer association on suspicion of serious tax evasion.
The clash will be a replay of the 2019 Copa America final, which Brazil won 3-1 at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro.
Added to this the fact that the race was run in much colder conditions than usual, and that both of Friday's practise sessions had been washed out, there was an air of uncertainty for teams and drivers as they began the race.
"Sichuan proved its all-around character from these matches going into the season. Our young players didn't show enough guts against such a strong side," admitted Fujian coach Gong Songlin. Enditem
"I would love to finish my career being the player with more Grand Slams. But on the other hand, I have to do my way," Nadal said. "In terms of these records, of course, that I care. I am a big fan of the history of sport in general. But let's see what's going on when we finish our careers. We keep playing."
"I've already done it in Australia," said the 21-year-old Kenin, "I've had tough matches these past two weeks and I'm so excited to be in the final. It's incredible. I'm going to enjoy this moment today and get ready for the final tomorrow (on Saturday)."
After being well restrained for three quarters, Wu revived and scored on consecutive layups. The game was effectively over after Liu's jumper that gave Shanxi an 11-point margin with two minutes left.
Murthy insisted that the club, which failed to qualify for Europe last season, has full confidence in Gracia to get the best out of the squad.
Colombia's clash with Venezuela at Estadio Metropolitano will be followed by another qualifier against Chile in Santiago next Tuesday. Enditem
Busquets admitted that because of the coronavirus, it was a "strange" season. "We've not had many holidays and pre-season was shorted than usual, we have to adapt," he said, adding that the rule allowing five changes in a game was a help.
Cao Junwei's 10 points in the first quarter provided Shandong with a 21-19 advantage, but Beijing rode on a 13-0 spurt through Tang and Dong Jingxian's combined efforts to go up 51-36 at half-time.