"It is not only the name that will change as the AFC, in line with our vision and mission, will continue to enhance and invest in all our competitions to provide the best platform for Asia's talents at all levels in the coming years," he said.
Shanghai Shenhua wrapped up with 21 points on the fourth place in the Dalian group, while Henan languished at the bottom with six points.
Ranking first in the event's preliminary heat in 2:10.25, Qin Haiyang from Shanghai didn't advance to the final as he failed to finish in the top eight in a series of physical tests - a new requirement for this year's championships.
"Our endeavor is to ensure that our sporting facilities can compare favorably with the top addresses around the world. We are in the process of developing other sporting facilities throughout the country," he said in a statement issued after the opening ceremony.
After a discussion of around 10 minutes between tournament referees and officials, Djokovic was disqualified from the match in accordance with the rules, even though the 17-time Grand Slam winner had not intended to strike the line judge.
"I'm really pleased with the victory. It's always tough to start the tournament. I was a bit nervous. She played really well in the first set, she didn't miss. Then I just found the rhythm," said the 2018 champion.
The first game of the day saw Alaves draw 0-0 at home to Getafe in a game where the first half was more open than the second. Enditem
RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct. 1 (Xinhua) -- Botafogo have parted ways with manager Paulo Autuori after just 23 matches in charge, the Brazilian Serie A club said on Thursday.
The result leaves Leeds with six points from three games, while Sheffield are still looking for their first point of the season.
Due to individual federal states' regulations, Germany's Champions League representatives - Bayern Munich, RB Leipzig, Borussia Dortmund and Borussia Monchengladbach - have to deal with varying restrictions.
Fernando Lucas Martins bagged a brace in Beijing Guoan's victory over Shijiazhuang Ever Bright, while Tianjin Teda are still waiting for a win after 14 rounds in the 14th round of the CSL.