"We are well aware of the fans' expectation and will fight to make them happen," Skocic was quoted as saying.
Wang Lili made 11 of 20 field shots and scored 25 points for Xinjiang. Wang Siyu helped with 11.
Spain kicked off their Nations League campaign with a win against Ukraine - who they play again on Tuesday - and a draw away to Germany. Luis Enrique called Switzerland a "dangerous team ... they are a brave side and they like to put you under pressure. They are strong and able to get from one area to another in very little time."
After a goalless 120 minutes, Rodak became the hero of the match when he saved Alan Browne's penalty, and when teammate Matt Doherty hit the crossbar Slovakia were through.
COLOGNE, Germany, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) -- Turkey bounced back three times and played out a 3-3 draw with Germany in an international friendly in Cologne on Wednesday.
Slovakia now face a play-off against Northern Ireland on November 12, with the winning side qualifying for the delayed Euro 2020 finals, to be staged from June 11 to July 11, 2021. Enditem
Jepchirchir, 27, made a return to the Kenyan national team after blowing away a star-studded field to win her maiden world title at the 2016 World Half Marathon Championships in Cardiff. She will be looking to recapture her crown in Poland when she leads a Kenyan squad comprising former world record holder Joyciline Jepkosgei, Dorcas Jepchumba, Brilliant Jepkorir and Rosemary Wanjiru.
In the Shaanxi charity football tournament, Wang helped her teammates collect more than three million yuan (around 440,000 million U.S. dollars) to support the education of poor students in the province.
Spain took the lead thanks to its efforts to pin the Swiss back when Granit Xhaka slipped as Yann Sommer tried a short pass out from goal. Mikel Merino collected the ball and fed his Real Sociedad teammate Oyarzabal to beat Sommer on the turn in the 13th minute.
BUENOS AIRES, Oct. 8 (Xinhua) -- Lionel Messi said he hoped Argentina's 1-0 defeat of Ecuador in their opening 2022 World Cup qualifier on Thursday would provide some relief to Argentines suffering from the coronavirus pandemic.
Currently, only national events are included in the calendar of the Polish Speed Skating Federation. On October 28-31 the speed skaters from the long track will compete in the Ice Arena in Tomaszow Mazowiecki in the Polish long-distance championship. Enditem