During the 18-round campaign, teams face lung-busting altitude, scorching tropical heat, long-haul flights between many cities and passionate fans that make stadiums such as Argentina's La Bombonera or Brazil's Maracana among the world's most inhospitable venues for opponents.
"We are an experienced team and know that we can do well without very important players," Gareca told reporters. "We have to be mentally prepared and make sure we are focused from the very first minute of the first match."
In the other action on Friday, women's third seed Elina Svitolina cruised past 27th-seeded Ekaterina Alexandrova 6-4, 7-5 to advance to the next round. Argentine qualifier Nadia Podoroska extended her stunning run on clay after the restart of the season, as the 23-year-old dispatched Anna Karolina Schmiedlova 6-3, 6-2 to become the first Argentinean women's player to reach the fourth round in Paris since 2011. Enditem
Real Madrid have not made any signings in a summer when spending is down 65 percent overall in La Liga. Enditem
Shanxi captain Wu Tongtong was pleased to witness her former teammate's progress as both graduated from Changsha Changjun High School in central China's Hunan province and teamed up for the school in national high school tournaments.
Given his lack of a pre-season at Barca, it is logical Suarez still isn't up to speed and Atletico fans will hope that when he is 100 percent fit he will be able to get on the end of the few chances their side creates.
Bolivia have not qualified for the World Cup since 1994, when they were eliminated in the group stage in the United States. Their only other appearances in the competition came in 1930 and 1950. Enditem
Amaju Pinnick, the NFF president, said with the appointment of a new head coach, he's confident that the new technical crew would take the women's team to brand new heights.
On the Hebei side, Guo bagged a team-high 19 points. Ma Wen and Zhang Yaqi scored 13 and 12 points respectively.
Shaanxi held a brief lead at 43-42 after half time, but Wuhan soon turned it around through its offensive efficiency and a solid performance on the free throw line.
The 2020-21 WCBA regular season is played across two stages, with Chengdu, Sichuan and Hohhot, Inner Mongolia selected as respective hosts for each stage. The season is scheduled to conclude no later than January 5, 2021. Enditem