"Since preparations started in January this year, under the guidance of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), we have achieved great progress despite the COVID-19 pandemic, as the design schemes of nine stadiums have been confirmed by AFC," said committee chairman Du Zhaocai.
Gerardo Martino's men are among five teams that have already qualified for the last phase of 2022 World Cup qualifiers in the North American, Central American and Caribbean (CONCACAF) region. The others are the United States, Costa Rica, Jamaica and Honduras.
Meanwhile, Angel Romero and Andre Carrillo each scored braces as Paraguay and Peru drew 2-2 in Asuncion.
"I never said I am going to be the leader, but I am more prepared than ever for this season and I am tremendously excited by it," concluded Asensio. Enditem
"Leo continues to be a forward, whether that be as a No. 9 or second striker," Scaloni said. "But he is a forward and we always try to have three options up front. I don't think his position on the pitch has changed [at Barcelona]. In the end he is always a forward or an attacking player."
Xu Nairui finished with 14 points as the only player who managed double digits for Daqing.
Pundits and media speak about the four-time world champion no longer being a top-class international team.
Honda, who joined the Rio de Janeiro club in February, capitalized on an errant clearance from goalkeeper Luan Polli to lash an unstoppable 20-yard shot into the top left corner.
Only runners without symptoms were allowed to enter the race, and all contestants were required to wear masks and have their body temperatures measured before entering the competition zone.
The GFA said the new season will run until July next year.
Slovakia coach Hapal made nine changes to his roster compared to the match against Ireland and it showed.