Saba also sent his best wishes to his compatriot Eran Zahavi, the last season's CSL top scorer who left Guangzhou R&F to join the national team recently. "I miss him. We have a great understanding on the pitch. I hope he could play well to help the Israeli national team achieve good results," he noted.
Guangzhou R&F now sit sixth in the eight-team Dalian division with 10 points, four points ahead of Henan Jianye, the tailender on a six-match winless streak. Enditem
BERLIN, Sept. 3 (Xinhua) -- Jose Luis Gaya's injury-time equalizer canceled out Timo Werner's opener and helped Spain snatch a last-gasp 1-1 draw with Germany in Group 4 of the UEFA Nations League on Thursday.
"There's going to be a new Grand Slam champion. That's all I know right now. There's no past Grand Slam champions left in the draw," Zverev said.
Israel came into the match following a solid 1-1 draw in Scotland last week, but it was Slovakia who scored first in the 14th minute, when Michal Duris slotted home after receiving Matus Bero's pass.
"Fairness for athletes all over the world remains my number one priority. I will never let clean athletes become hostages of political games. Under the International Standard for Code Compliance by Signatories there are many possible consequences that do not impact the athletes," he continued.
Josip Brekalo managed to score an equalizer in the 56th minute, but Dayot Upamecano's header and Olivier Giroud's penalty secured the win for the hosts.
"I've been playing well the past couple of weeks, training well, focussing on the right things, maintaining that level of performance and hoping for the best. I'm feeling confident about my game and taking that to every match I play."
Fans of Guangzhou Evergrande cheer for the team during the 9th round match between Guangzhou Evergrande and Guangzhou R&F at the postponed 2020 season Chinese Football Association Super League (CSL) Dalian Division in Dalian, northeast China's Liaoning Province, Sept. 4, 2020. (Xinhua/Pan Yulong)
File photo taken on July 12, 2020 shows that Kylian Mbappe of Paris Saint Germain celebrates during a friendly football match between Paris Saint Germain and Le Havre at the Ocean Stadium in Le Havre, France. French football federation (FFF) announced that Paris Saint Germain's French forward Kylian Mbappe has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus and he will miss UEFA Nations League match against Croatia. (Photo by Jack Chan/Xinhua)
In Group B2's other match, Scotland won 2-1 against the Czech Republic, who had had to call up an entirely new squad for the match owing to COVID-19 quarantine regulations.