Sacking Loew before the Euro tournament next summer seems not an option as the coach's efforts are jeopardized by the COVID-19 pandemic. Nevertheless, the outcome of the Nations League campaign and the 2021 tournament might deliver answers about Loew's future. Enditem
Back from a treatment following a hard fall, Xing converted a four-point play, highlighting Shanxi's scoring run that pulled itself within two points at the break.
During the match of Group 2 in League C held at Estonia's national stadium A. Le Coq Arena, Estonia's Marten Kuusk scored an own goal only three minutes into the game.
"That's what my team asked of me. That's what they needed me to do," Butler said of his performance. "I think the team brought me here for that reason, to help us win games. And I have to continue to do that for two more games."
The third quarter was contested in a balanced fashion as both sides traded buckets. Xing and Yu combined for four 3-pointers to push Shanxi ahead 64-60 before the final 10 minutes.
It was his milestone 100th win at Roland Garros, against just two defeats, since his debut at the clay major in 2005.
"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.
Turkey responded well and created two chances in quick succession through Efecan Karaca and Yusuf Yazici in the 15th minute.
He also revealed a plan to invite psychiatrists to help his team cope with the challenges.
Israel scored in the 56th minute with an impressive shot by PSV Eindhoven's striker Eran Zahavi.
"The Asian Cup is the top football event in Asia. Its great influence can cultivate youth interest in football and expand youth football population in China," he said. "In next phase, the organizing committee will create opportunities for more young people to have close contact with the tournament in all host cities through various channels and activities."