In a recent online meeting of the Asian Volleyball Confederation board of administration, Graca pointed out that from 2017 to 2019, an amount of 903,250 U.S. dollars from the FIVB projects platform had been invested into Asia and Oceania.
"First of all, we want to spread positive energy and fresh spirit to the players. Then, we will inform them about our expectations," he added.
The fans' dissatisfaction seems to be a common thing for national coaches. The latest statements of 2014 World Cup hero Schweinsteiger and record international Matthaeus have become a serious problem for the world's longest-serving manager.
But not long later, she got an answer. "I am still young. Why not give it a try? Maybe I will have a chance."
"We showed our advantage in players rotation since the third quarter, so that players were in a favorable physical condition to compete in such an intense game," said Beijing coach Zhang Yunsong.
Solomon Kverkvelia (R) of Georgia vies with Vitali Lisakovich (C) of Belarus during the UEFA European Championship 2020 qualifying round between Georgia and Belarus in Tbilisi, Georgia, Oct. 8, 2020. (Photo by Tamuna Kulumbegashvili/Xinhua)
Italy experimented with their starting line-up ahead of the Nations League, as coach Roberto Mancini opted for three Sassuolo players, including Ciccio Caputo, who made his senior Italy debut.
Firmino doubled the hosts' lead by sliding home from close range after being fed by Atletico Madrid left-back Renan Lodi.
However, the Czechs took the lead after an embarrassing mistake by Israeli goalkeeper Ofir Marciano, who failed to control the ball on a simple return pass from teammate Joel Abu Hanna in the 14th minute.
COLOGNE, Germany, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) -- Turkey bounced back three times and played out a 3-3 draw with Germany in an international friendly in Cologne on Wednesday.
Tianjin's Zhao Fangxin wasted three free throws to tie the game when they trailed at 76-79 in overtime.