Scaloni said Messi's role with the national team would not change, rejecting speculation he might be used in a deeper position to ease the physical demands on his 33-year-old legs.
Veteran playmaker Thiago Neves pulled a goal back for the hosts by nodding home after a Luciano Batista cross.
In the fourth round of the European nations' competition, Slovakia will host Israel on Wednesday and the group-leader Scotland will face the Czech Republic in a battle for the first place.
"The Bronze medal was a breakthrough for Chinese golf, but China has won so many gold medals in other sports, so I think Chinese golf needs a gold medal," she said.
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."
MONTEVIDEO, Oct. 8 (Xinhua) -- Luis Suarez has revealed he did not think twice about joining Atletico Madrid after being told by new Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman that he was no longer required at the club.
Matthaeus has complained that the selections are no longer on merit as Loew is repeatedly ignoring long-serving figures such as Thomas Mueller, Mats Hummels, and Jerome Boateng.
"One month and a half ago if you tell me you're going to have this trophy with you again, I will say, This year will probably be too difficult," said Nadal who arrived in Paris this year without any tuneup tournament win, the first time in his career.
A source from the Shaanxi sports bureau told Xinhua that Xi'an and its neighboring cities in Northwest China's Shaanxi province would host 100 marathon or half marathon events from September 2020 to May 2021. Enditem
PARIS, Oct. 8 (Xinhua) -- World No.6 Sofia Kenin booked her second Grand Slam final appearance after overcoming Czech seventh seed Petra Kvitova 6-4, 7-5 on Thursday in the French Open semifinal.
"It was a very difficult race today as it was so cold and wet. I was feeling really strong today and wished for a bit better conditions, but this record gives me a lot of confidence."