BRATISLAVA, Oct. 12 (Xinhua) -- Scotland remains unbeaten in the UEFA Nations League B after Sunday's close 1-0 home victory over Slovakia in the third round.
Elsewhere Arsenal have decided to leave Mesut Ozil out of their 25-man squad for the Europa League, which means the German, who still has a year left on his contract, has played his last game for the club. Enditem
It also mandated face coverings to be worn at all times except when eating or drinking, and strongly discouraged singing, chanting and shouting at outdoor gatherings due to a higher risk of COVID-19 transmission.
Guo Zixuan scored 10 points in the first quarter as Hebei led at 27-21, while Zhejiang, tagged by its three-pointer shooting, was held to 0 of 4 from 3-point range down the stretch.
The tables turned 10 minutes later when the Irish were in a similar situation and beat Slovakia goalkeeper Marek Rodak but Juraj Kucka deflected the ball away to safety.
Cheng was insurmountable in the paint, scoring consecutive buckets on second chances, as Henan gained its biggest advantage of 20 points in the third quarter.
The Czech is yet to drop a set and will face fourth-seeded Sofia Kenin of the United States for a place in the final. The reigning Australian Open champion survived a fight-back from Danielle Collins in the second set and dominated the deciding one to reach the semis 6-4, 4-6, 6-0.
"We have given away far too many leads," he complains. "We must gain a new mentality."
"We didn't execute as we prepared for. Some players didn't respond well," rued Shandong coach Luka Sjekloca. Enditem
In the quarterfinals, SN is to play JDG, while TES will meet European second seed FNC.
Jia's team went through an unexpected quarantine amid the COVID-19 concerns during the Olympic qualifiers last February before entering the playoff.