"We all trained very hard, and I want to thank all the players,"
"I have to explain my philosophy to my players, but it is not possible without playing football. This is a key issue that needs to be taken into consideration," Skocic said.
The teams are due to meet at Estadio Azteca in Mexico City on September 30, however health concerns and possible quarantine measures have cast doubt over the fixture.
"Living and training here every day, shut out from the outside world, the athletes were in low spirits. There was also a potential crisis because it was hard for them to fully mobilize themselves, so their training efficiency and their self-discipline were affected," he said, adding that public attention might help top athletes keep their motivation up.
In the men's shot put, Ryan Crouser of the U.S. won with a throw of 22.70m, followed by Poland's Michal Haratyk and Leonardo Fabbri from Italy.
Another interesting returnee is Martin Odegaard, who is back at the club after an excellent loan spell with Real Sociedad, and it will be interesting to see if the youngster finally gets the chance to impress in an attacking midfield role where there is much competition.
“I played incredible from tee to green for the first two rounds, but I missed too many putts from within 10 feet. In all honesty, I had three putts at the 13th hole today after being on the green in two – that was difference.“
Loew's strategy might explain why he refuses to initiate the return of experienced forces such as the 2014 World Cup heroes Thomas Mueller, Jerome Boateng, and Mats Hummels. All are in their thirties.
Kenya Rugby Union (KRU) boss Oduor Gangla said in a statement issued in Nairobi that Simiyu will take over the job on a two-year contract.
Team captain Sergio Ramos continues to be vital, as much for his ability to intimidate rivals as for his positional sense, and the 34-year-old is showing few signs of slowing down, while Zidane will be looking for more progress from young Brazilian wingers Vinicius Jr and Rodrygo.
Elsewhere, fifth seed Alexander Zverev of Germany beat Frenchman Adrian Mannarino 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 to advance, while fourth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece was upset by Croatia's Borna Coric in a five-set thriller.