DALIAN, China, Oct. 10 (Xinhua) -- The organizing committee for the 2023 AFC Asian Cup in China held its first meeting in Dalian, Liaoning province on Saturday.
Now fans can't wait to see another emerging star to enter the stage in an Alfa Romeo in Friday's free training session.
Queiroz was reluctant to comment on the performances of Luis Muriel, who netted a brace, and his Atalanta teammate Duvan Zapata, the scorer of Colombia's other goal.
"I felt well throughout the entire tournament. I thought I was in great form. But, you know, just he did surprise me with the way he was playing, the quality of tennis he was producing, the level. I mean, he's phenomenal."
The attacking midfielder is the top Serie A scorer this term with 12 goals from 13 outings, four more than second-placed Marinho of Santos.
"The Asian Cup is the top football event in Asia. Its great influence can cultivate youth interest in football and expand youth football population in China," he said. "In next phase, the organizing committee will create opportunities for more young people to have close contact with the tournament in all host cities through various channels and activities."
Despite a big win, Sichuan coach Pan Wei said her team didn't play to what had been anticipated before the match.
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.
Rafael Nadal of Spain hits a return during the men's singles final match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia at the French Open tennis tournament 2020 at Roland Garros in Paris, France, Oct. 11, 2020. (Xinhua/Gao Jing)
Despite being winless so far this season, Wuhan coach Li Xin would rather see some improvement from her young players.
Shandong trimmed the deficit to four points midway through the last quarter, but could not get closer afterwards.