"WTT Macao is our opportunity to show the world just what an incredible transformation our sport will be going through in the World Table Tennis era, and to demonstrate how we are elevating table tennis into one of the greatest sporting properties on the planet," said WTT Council Chair Liu Guoliang, who also takes charge of the Chinese Table Tennis Association (CTTA).
"We were very happy during the competition," said Ma Desheng, captain of the Wanning team. "The water near Jiajing Island is very clean and the competitors can see the beautiful coral under the water during the race."
It added that a meeting would be held with FIFA officials on Tuesday to address issues related to the competition "at the highest level."
In the other match of the day, Shenzhen Nankeda crushed Jiangsu Weikeduo 5-0 to sit fifth. Enditem
Palace had ended last season with a run of eight games without a win and this victory was exactly what coach Roy Hodgson needed.
Fernandinho created the third goal of Chongqing six minutes later, breaking the rivals solid defense as a left-winger and helping Mierzejewski fire in close range through an accurate low pass.
WTT is responsible for all of the global commercial and event business, with the aim of elevating the sport to new heights. Its first annual calendar of events is scheduled to kick off in 2021.
"I am satisfied with the defense but our performance in the attacking line was not good enough as our previous matches," Guangzhou's coach Fabio Cannavaro said. Enditem
Hertha tried to respond but for all that Braunschweig doubled their advantage through Maximilian Mittelstadt, who deflected a header into his own goal with 17 minutes gone.
Alves almost added his second in the 61st minute, but his powerful shot was denied by the crossbar.
As the COVID-19 pandemic has yet to abate and many countries have stopped their citizens to visit Indonesia, the Indonesian Badminton Association decided to cancel its bid to host the tournament, the association's Secretary-General Achmad Budiaharto said in a statement here on Sunday.