Du Kangxin led Wuhan players with 15 points. Li Xiu and Han Biaobiao finished with 14 and 10 points respectively.
It's still not certain whether Real Sociedad's Mikel Oyarzabal will be able to take part after he was unable to travel to Lisbon after an inconclusive COVID-19 test.
"I like beach volleyball more, and I can better control the ball. But it's still uneasy for us in a contest, because you will lose without effort," said Bai. "So I take skill trainings at least eight hours a day and stamina trainings three or four times a week."
Colombia's victory was soured by a horrific ankle injury to right-back Santiago Arias. The 28-year-old was carried off on a stretcher while in acute pain after colliding with Darwin Marchis in an incident that left the Bayer Leverkusen player's left foot hanging at an unnatural angle.
YINCHUAN, China, Oct. 10 (Xinhua) -- When the sunrise turned Tengger Desert, China's fourth-largest desert, into golden, crazy music and shouting cheers began to stir up its passion, Zhang Bin, a football player, caught a long pass and scored the third goal for his team.
Despite a big win, Sichuan coach Pan Wei said her team didn't play to what had been anticipated before the match.
"I wanted to play this match as if it was the first round. I didn't want to think it was a semifinal because it would have stressed me out."
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct. 9 (Xinhua) -- The AFC Champions League East Zone matches are to be played in Doha, Qatar after an agreement was reached with the Qatar Football Association (QFA), the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) said, on Friday.
"It's a good experience for me and my young team. We have many difficulties, but they are just temporary, and these players don't lose their guts, which I am the most satisfied with," Ji noted.
"We didn't execute as we prepared for. Some players didn't respond well," rued Shandong coach Luka Sjekloca. Enditem
BUENOS AIRES, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) -- Argentina manager Lionel Scaloni said Wednesday that Lionel Messi's decision to stay at Barcelona is good news for the Albiceleste as they prepare for their opening 2022 World Cup qualifiers against Ecuador and Bolivia.