AFC general secretary Windsor John said the change reflects the new stature of the competitions and will produce significant benefits for the body and its member associations.
"Our young players have got increasingly more opportunities which is reflected by an increase of playing time and goals," said Dong Zheng, general manager of CSL.
Kotani, who became the first female flag bearer for the Japanese delegation at the Summer Olympic Games in 1988, was an ambassador of Tokyo's bidding team to host the 2020 games. Enditem
"I am very happy," Nadal said in French at the Court Philippe-Chatrier after the triumph, "It will be another difficult match against Travaglia or Nishikori. I hope to play a good level. It's always special to play here in Paris, especially here on Court Philippe-Chatrier, so I'm very happy to play another time."
MADRID, Sept. 29 (Xinhua) -- Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane loses one player to injury, but recovers two more for his side's home game against Valladolid on Wednesday night.
BUENOS AIRES, Sept. 30 (Xinhua) -- Six-time champions Boca Juniors secured their place in the Copa Libertadores knockout stage on Tuesday, despite being held to a goalless home draw by Libertad.
BEIJING, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) -- China's State Council has agreed to establish the 2023 AFC Asian Cup Chinese Organizing Committee, the government's official website announced on Monday.
The reigning Portuguese champions have offered 15 million euros (around 18 million U.S. dollars) to prise the 23-year-old away from Porto Alegre, Globo Esporte said on Wednesday.
World champion Yan Zibei took the crown in the men's 100m breaststroke in 59.07 seconds, with Wang Lizhuo from Heilongjiang and Yu Zongda from Hubei rounding out the top three.
Attracting around 300 of China's top swimmers, the 2020 Championships are being held from September 26 to October 2 in Qingdao.
With younger players getting more opportunities, the CSL has witnessed many success stories during the first stage. According to data from the first round, compared with the first 14 rounds of the 2019 season, coaches have increasingly been putting their trust in the youth with the total playing time of U23 players has increased by 6,822 minutes.