"Infinite thanks for everyone's support," Arias said in an Instagram post on Saturday. "It is very comforting to know that an entire country and many more people around the world are sending me all their support and good wishes."
The 29-year-old is expected to start for the five-time world champions when they meet Bolivia in Sao Paulo on Friday and Peru in Lima next Tuesday in the opening two rounds of South America's 2022 World Cup qualifiers.
Having observed the league games for nearly a month, Jia said he already had a new national team roster in mind, which would be based on the lineup that drew with Australia in February's Olympic qualifiers.
After Gong Li's 3-pointer, Jiangsu capped the second period with a 12-0 spurt to go 46-38 ahead at the break.
Guo Zixuan scored 10 points in the first quarter as Hebei led at 27-21, while Zhejiang, tagged by its three-pointer shooting, was held to 0 of 4 from 3-point range down the stretch.
But Muto added that he does not know the exact date of Bach's arrival. Japan's Kyodo news agency reported earlier that it might be November 16 or 17.
IOC president Thomas Bach confirmed at the 136th IOC Session on July 17 that he is ready to run for a second term in the position. Enditem
The 34-year-old said he is prepared to help either as a starter or off the bench when Los Cafeteros begin their quest for a place at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar by hosting Venezuela here on Friday.
"It was a tough match. We didn't play at our level in the first quarter, but changed our tactics into zone defense from the second quarter," Shanxi coach Li Ge commented.
"For so many years, I had been accustomed to setting an alarm clock every day and spending a day according to the schedule."
"We were not able to keep up with the aggressive approach of our opponents. We produced no final passes. I tried to switch things up in the roster but nothing helped," said Slovakia's coach Hapal after the game.