"When I started my career I didn't imagine or dream of being part of a fourth qualifying tournament. For me it's a source of pride. I'm enjoying it to the fullest, in the knowledge that my career is drawing closer to an end."
The Swiss need a positive result from their visit to Madrid after losing to Ukraine and being held at home by Germany, but with players such as Granit Xhaka in their side they are likely to provide another stiff test for Spain. Enditem
"We are in a difficult situation and through a low ebb. We trained 20 days before the season kicked off, and many young players didn't partner with me. They said they were afraid of this."
The new chapter seems to stand for an important milestone after having to compete in the shadow of his popular father over a decade, who disappeared from the public after an accident in 2013 and is treated in privacy.
As to the World Cup qualifiers taking place in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Godin said that "it is a different situation, but one with the desire, the dream, and the mentality that is the beginning of the qualifying rounds."
BUENOS AIRES, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) -- Argentina manager Lionel Scaloni said Wednesday that Lionel Messi's decision to stay at Barcelona is good news for the Albiceleste as they prepare for their opening 2022 World Cup qualifiers against Ecuador and Bolivia.
The diminutive Coutinho then fired in a rare headed finish when he leaped higher than two Bolivia defenders after another Neymar cross from the left side of the penalty area.
The Real Madrid star, who wore the captain's armband under the rotating leadership policy of manager Tite, said the team needed more time to gel following several changes to the starting eleven.
"Now I value my health a lot more, because it is horrible being stopped for so long and you really suffer," explained the 24-year-old, who is now looking forward to the new campaign.
Tianjin's Zhao Fangxin wasted three free throws to tie the game when they trailed at 76-79 in overtime.
"We restrained their three-pointers quite well, but didn't do enough on guarding against their fast breaks," said Henan coach Li Jianxin, while expressing his appreciation towards his players' team spirit.