The Cafeteros boss had words of support for Bayer Leverkusen full-back Santiago Arias, who was taken from the pitch on a stretcher after suffering a horrific ankle injury in the first half.
"I never make changes thinking about other games. You can't play two games in one game. It's not a good idea. The first changes were tactical changes to ... bring on fresh legs and try to score more goals."
The Azzurri will take on Poland and the Netherlands on October 11 and 14. Enditem
Iga Swiatek of Poland kisses the trophy during the awarding ceremony after the women's singles final against Sofia Kenin of the United States at the French Open tennis tournament 2020 at Roland Garros in Paris, France, Oct. 10, 2020. (Xinhua/Gao Jing)
As to the World Cup qualifiers taking place in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Godin said that "it is a different situation, but one with the desire, the dream, and the mentality that is the beginning of the qualifying rounds."
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.
CHENGDU, Oct. 9 (Xinhua) -- Beijing came back from an early struggle to outlast Shandong 82-74 in the Women's Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA) league here on Friday.
Mate Pavic (R) of Croatia and Bruno Soares of Brazil react during the men's doubles final match between Kevin Krawietz and Andreas Mies of Germany and Mate Pavic of Croatia and Bruno Soares of Brazil at the French Open tennis tournament 2020 in Paris, France, Oct. 10, 2020. (Photo by Aurelien Morissard/Xinhua)
After ten rounds hold in three divisions, the first two teams from each division will compete for a ticket to Chinese Super League.
"We didn't show enough of a tough mentality compared with last game, but made timely adjustments at halftime," Zhang noted.
"I don't have much to say but that I was completely overplayed by Rafa, by a better player on the court," said Djokovic in the post-match conference.