Both the Mexican and Costa Rican national teams have yet to play this year because of the global health crisis. Enditem
"Both players and staff are disappointed not to be able to get back on the field," US coach Gregg Berhalter said. "While COVID-19 continues to create challenges for us, we are confident we can find a way forward in the near future that will provide an opportunity to play matches in preparation for the important competitions next year."
Qingdao scored the consolation goal from Denis Popovic's penalty in the dying minutes.
The meeting also reiterated that all Games venues should be completed by the end of this year, safely and up to high standards.
"Football is wonderful. If we beat Bremen, everything is forgotten, and nobody remembers all the chaos," the striker commented.
The remaining games will be played on Sunday, with FC Barcelona kicking off their season at home to Villarreal. Enditem
The WTT expected to mark the dawn of an exciting new era for the sport in 2021. But due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the groundbreaking table tennis organization is arranging its inaugural event calendar in the best possible way to overcome the challenges.
"Our organization regrets the inconvenience that the suspension of the match may cause to the Mexican football federation (Femexfut) and thanks them for their willingness and patience in recent days," read the Fedefutbol statement.
This Tuesday, the squad refused to attend training after 32-year-old Adam Szalai was excluded from the team due to what the club termed sporting reasons.
Elsewhere, Osasuna central defender Aridane Hernandez has a muscle injury and will miss their return to their remodeled El Sadar Stadium to take on Levante, while both Eibar and Athletic Club look for their first win of the season in their rescheduled lunchtime kickoff.
Gracia is still asking for new signings and he would surely love a player like Aspas, who was quick and intelligent with his first goal and then netted a dipping free kick for the second. Celta have struggled in the past two seasons and Aspas has been vital in saving them both times - while he remains fit, Celta should be OK.