That performance has put Athletic coach Gaizka Garitano under pressure and both he and Machin need wins to assure they are still in their jobs after the international break.
QUITO, Oct. 3 (Xinhua) -- Uncapped Torino center-back Erick Ferigra was Saturday named in Ecuador's squad for their opening 2022 World Cup qualifiers against Argentina and Uruguay.
"We are not a strong team, but we have shown our mentality and fighting spirit to make games more appealing, which is beneficial to the league," she said. Enditem
Third seed Elina Svitolina cruised past 27th-seeded Ekaterina Alexandrova 6-4, 7-5 to advance to the next round. Argentinian qualifier Nadia Podoroska extended her stunning run on clay after the restart of the season, as the 23-year-old dispatched Anna Karolina Schmiedlova 6-3, 6-2 to become the first Argentinian women's player to reach the fourth round in Paris since 2011. ■
"But I told my players it is the utmost honor to play for the national team," he added.
Hao, former assistant coach and technical director of Luneng, will be the club's new head coach.
Newly promoted Elche and Huesca drew 0-0, although Huesca was the better side as Elche failed to get a shot on target.
Colombia will face Venezuela in Barranquilla on Friday and Chile in Santiago four days later in the opening matches of South America's 2022 World Cup qualifying tournament. Enditem
Nadal will face Sebastian Korda, the son of 1998 Australian Open winner Petr Korda, in the next round. The American youngster secured his first appearance in a Grand Slam round of 16 by beating fellow qualifier Pedro Martinez 6-4, 6-3, 6-1 to advance.
"We had a good start today, especially on defense. But our defensive quality went down after players rotation, and suffered too many mistakes in front of their pressure. We want to progress deep into the season," he commented. Enditem
Next up for Kvitova is Germany's Laura Segemund, who dispatched Spaniard Paula Badosa 7-5, 6-2 to advance. Enditem