It would take a Herculean effort for Neymar to usurp Pele's tally during the qualifying tournament. However, such a prolific scoring run is not beyond the 28 year-old, who has netted three hat-tricks and eight braces for his country since making his international debut in 2010.
LA PAZ, Oct. 3 (Xinhua) -- Bolivia head coach Cesar Farias said Saturday his players are ready to prove their doubters wrong in their opening 2022 World Cup qualifiers against Brazil and Argentina.
Earlier on Friday, Jiangsu defeated Shanghai 3-0 (25-17, 25-20, 26-24) in the third-place match.
Colombia will face Venezuela in Barranquilla on Friday and Chile in Santiago four days later in the opening matches of South America's 2022 World Cup qualifying tournament. Enditem
"If you impose yourself from the very beginning on the court, which I have in those first three matches here, then it makes it hard for them to really believe that they can come back and make a turnaround in the match," said the 2016 champion, who is seeking for an 18th Grand Slam title at Roland Garros.
With a 4,000-seat capacity, the Weihai Nanhai Olympic Center will host the doubles events. The newly-opened venue is currently staging the 2020 China National Table Tennis Championships.
The five-hour and eight-minute triumph, which was Schwartzman's first victory over a top-five player at a Grand Slam, set up a rematch of the Rome quarterfinals against Spaniard Rafael Nadal, who withstood a challenge from 19-year-old Jannik Sinner and pulled away to win 7-6 (4), 6-4, 6-1 in the last match of the day, which finished at 1:30 am on Wednesday.
"I feel pretty happy for her. She played great today, and we didn't restrain her quite well. Witnessing her performance today, I feel that she has a bright future," Wu explained.
Iran sit third, behind Iraq and Bahrain, in Group C of the Asian qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. Enditem
Next up for Halep is another 19-year-old youngster, Iga Swiatek of Poland, whom Halep defeated in the round of 16 here last year.
Meanwhile Southampton claimed a routine 2-0 victory at home to West Bromwich Albion, who is still searching for its first win of the campaign.