Scaloni said Messi's role with the national team would not change, rejecting speculation he might be used in a deeper position to ease the physical demands on his 33-year-old legs.
PARIS, Oct. 11 (Xinhua) -- Defending champion Rafael Nadal beat arch-rival Novak Djokovic 6-0, 6-2, 7-5 on Sunday to lift his 13th La Coupe des Mousquetaires in a two-hour-39-minute final.
"We will add new blood," he said. "The door of the national team is always open to those who are in good form and willing to fight, no matter they are teenagers or experienced players."
Zhejiang jumped into a 14-5 lead, before Henan regrouped and tied the first quarter at 23-23 through top draft Fang Min's stunning buzzer-beater.
The event will have three programs on the card: 1000m and 10,000m races for women and a 5,000m race for men.
Thepchaiya Un-Nooh and Anthony McGill both received a bye to the second round. Enditem
The Englishman is excited by the two world records that were broken in Valencia, Spain on Wednesday night -- by Uganda's Joshua Cheptegei in the men's 10,000 meters and Ethiopia's Letesenbet Gidey in the women's 5,000 meters.
In other fixtures on Sunday, Fluminense won 1-0 at home to Bahia, Atletico Goianiense overcame Bragantino 2-1 at home and hosts Ceara beat Corinthians 2-1. Enditem
LA PAZ, Oct. 12 (Xinhua) -- The rarefied air of La Paz will provide Bolivia with a clear advantage over Argentina when the teams meet in their 2022 World Cup qualifier here on Tuesday, Albiceleste manager Lionel Scaloni said on Sunday.
Brazil will enter Tuesday's match at Estadio Nacional in Lima on the back of a 5-0 rout of Bolivia while Peru drew 2-2 against Paraguay in last week's opening round of CONMEBOL qualifiers.
"I am so happy to have run a new European record, especially a record that has stood for so long by such a strong athlete as Paula," she said.