RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct. 8 (Xinhua) -- Brazil forward Neymar could still play in Brazil's opening 2022 World Cup qualifier against Bolivia on Friday despite a back problem that has left him unable to train, team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar said on Thursday.
Neymar's possible withdrawal from Friday's fixture at Corinthians Arena would likely provide a starting opportunity for Benfica forward Everton Soares.
There was better news involving forward Richarlison, who trained freely after injuring his left ankle while playing for Everton in their 4-2 win over Brighton on Saturday. Enditem
"I am not a doctor and cannot treat them, but maybe Tai Chi can help them improve rehabilitation."
But not long later, she got an answer. "I am still young. Why not give it a try? Maybe I will have a chance."
Duvan Zapata put the hosts ahead in the 16th minute at Estadio Metropolitano with a lunging effort after Juan Cuadrado's driving run and perfectly weighted cross from the right.
Both wearing the No. 15 jersey, Xu and Xinjiang's Liu Tongyi shone on the offensive end in the third quarter. Xu scored seven straight points, while Liu drained two 3-pointers coupled with a jumper. Jiangsu went up 66-60 after three quarters.
"Today, he is unable to train. We will wait until tomorrow [Friday] to give a definitive answer to [head coach] Tite."
The Czech team doubled the lead on 47 minutes, after another Israeli mistake, this time by defender Eitan Tibi, letting striker Matej Vydra make it 2-0.
Kvitova arrived for the match against the world No. 66 Siegemund as statistically the best server of this year's French Open remaining women's players, both in terms of ace struck and percentage of service games won.
"We showed our advantage in players rotation since the third quarter, so that players were in a favorable physical condition to compete in such an intense game," said Beijing coach Zhang Yunsong.