"We are continuing to see benefits from the forthcoming changes to the format of the World Championships Finals, which will be introduced from next year onwards, leading to more countries bidding from different regions of the world," said ITTF Deputy President Khalil Al-Mohannadi.
The Viola fought back to restore the lead as Gaetano Castrovilli finished with a low-strike in the 57th minute, six minutes before Federico Chiesa finished from Franck Ribery's assist.
According to new UEFA regulations, clubs must name alternative venues when local health authorities implement restrictions affecting travel before and after games.
The runners-up, a joint team from Liaoning and Sichuan, finished in 3:53.12, and Guangdong took the third place in 3:53.39. Enditem
Bayern responded well but still lacked in penetration to overcome Hoffenheim's defense. To make things worse, Hoffenheim doubled their advantage eight minutes later as Munas Dabbur capitalized on a misplaced clearance from Benjamin Pavard to beat goalkeeper Manuel Neuer into the far post corner.
"We have to look at what we are missing in the squad: we know that the club has economic problems, like every club, but there are one or two positions in the team where we have to improve. We are working to have another option at '9' and the club is working the maximum to sign one," added the coach.
"Our young players have got increasingly more opportunities which is reflected by an increase of playing time and goals," said Dong Zheng, general manager of CSL.
"We kept Bayern at distance and finished off our fast breaks. Moreover, we fought as a team on the pitch. This is why we won today," Hoffenheim goalkeeper Oliver Baumann said.
PARIS, Sept. 30 (Xinhua) -- No. 6 seed Serena Williams was forced to pull out of the French Open ahead of her second-round match against Bulgarian Tsvetana Pironkova on Wednesday because of an Achilles injury.
Durban received 90 votes to beat the other candidate city of Dusseldorf, Germany, who received 39 votes. Dusseldorf had hosted the 2017 edition.
Autuori will be replaced by his assistant coach Bruno Lazaroni, who has yet to manage a senior professional team.