"The 'Tokyo Model' will not only deliver a Games fit for a post-corona world, but it will also become a blueprint that will benefit future Organising Committees for many years to come," the Australian said.
Shenzhen FC, which ranked fifth in the group with 14 points, will face Rafael Benitez's Dalian Pro in the 13th round on Thursday.
Opponent Real Betis has started the campaign well under Manuel Pellegrini and the former Real Madrid coach looks to have added steel to a side which flattered to deceive last season.
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Monday's first game saw Aston Villa beat Sheffield United 1-0 in Villa Park on a 63rd minute goal by Ezri Konsa Ngoyo.
Other measures include the reduction of stakeholder personnel attending the Games by 10 to 15 percent, streamlining transport services, adjusting spectator activities at competition venues and hosting a number of pre-Games meetings online.
Meanwhile, the Barcelona-based sporting press reported on Monday that striker Luis Suarez and the club have reached an agreement to rescind the Uruguayan's contract and allow him to leave on a free contract.
Marseille, who are managed by Portuguese Andre Villas-Boas, currently have no Brazilians in their squad. Enditem
Bach made these remarks from the IOC headquarters in Lausanne when addressing a videoconference attended by Tokyo 2020 organizers, the Japanese government, the Tokyo metropolitan authorities and the IOC Coordination Commission.
NAIROBI, Sept. 22 (Xinhua) -- World champions Timothy Cheruiyot and Conseslus Kipruto are planning to raise the bar in the 800m and 1,500m respectively at the Doha Diamond League meeting on Friday.
Pakhtakor's qualification to the Round of 16 from Group B was confirmed after Al Hilal failed to name the required 13 players for their match against Shabab Al Ahli and thus were deemed to have withdrawn from the competition. Enditem
In addition, Mohamed Buya Turay and Brazilian Marcos' goals helped Hebei China Fortune locked up the final seed in Suzhou Division on a 2-0 win over Wuhan Zall. Enditem