Stage One involves 32 groups of four players, with the player who tops each group progressing to Stage Two.
Argentina will host Ecuador at the Bombonera in Buenos Aires on October 8 before a clash with Bolivia in La Paz five days later.
The top four teams at the end of the qualifying tournament - in which teams play each other twice on a home-and-away basis - will automatically earn a World Cup berth. The fifth-ranked side will advance to a two-legged intercontinental playoff.
The so-called "Knappenschmiede," Schalke's academy, has developed several of Germany's best players such as Leroy Sane and Manuel Neuer.
Palace took the lead in the seventh minute through Andros Townsend when Zaha stepped up to retake a harsh penalty given for handball. Although David de Gea saved Jordan Ayew's initial effort, he was adjudged to have moved too early, and Zaha netted the retaken kick.
The 20-year-old Duplantis, who set the world record of 6.18m on the World Indoor Tour in February, secured his victory after clearing 5.85m with his second attempt. He went on to clear 6.00m and finally conquered 6.15m with his second effort of the day.
The other four games of the Suzhou Division will be played on Saturday and the second round is scheduled on November 26. Enditem
Qingdao rank seventh with three games left in the Suzhou division, trailing Wuhan Zall, who rank fourth by nine points. Considering that Wuhan had defeated Qingdao twice in the season, it was impossible for the champions of the 2019 season second-tier league to reach the last eight round.
TEHRAN, Sept. 17 (Xinhua) -- The Iranian national soccer team have moved into the top 30 in the new FIFA world rankings, the Tehran Times daily reported on Thursday.
Teda rank in the bottom in the Suzhou division with an embarrassing no-win record. Enditem
"In the three weeks we have been working, we have improved a lot in the physical aspect and this week we have been working on tactics. We saw some of that against Girona and I hope we see a more complete display against Elche," he commented.