Maracana SA chief executive Severiano Braga said one section of the pitch had already been replaced with positive results.
"The president of the AFA [Argentinian Football Association], Claudio Tapia, sent a query to CONMEBOL about the suspension of Argentina captain, Lionel Messi," the region's governing body for football said on Twitter.
"I consider New York my second home, I really love the atmosphere, even though sadly there are no people here, I really feel this court really suits me well," Osaka said.
The third seeds were forced into a final-set tiebreak, where they saved a match point, before overcoming Muhammad and Townsend in a tremendous tussle 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (9-7) and booked their ticket to the final.
The Ghanaian footballer announced on his official twitter account on Wednesday, "I am delighted to have joined FC Nordsjaelland coaching staff as part of my development towards my full coaching license. I will also be assisting the players on and off the pitch as part of my role."
MADRID, Sept. 13 (Xinhua) -- Valencia overcame a nightmare summer which has seen unrest amongst the club's fans and a host of key players abandon the club, to come back twice from behind and beat local rivals Levante 4-2 in their opening game of the season.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) -- Midfielder Thiago Galhardo scored either side of halftime as Internacional extended their lead in the Brazilian Serie A standings with a 2-0 home victory over Ceara on Thursday.
NAIROBI, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) -- The annual Kenya Golf Open tournament has been rescheduled for next year, organizers announced on Thursday.
Even though it is only the first game of the campaign, both teams will be desperate to kick off with three points.
Brazilian forward Hulk increased Shanghai's lead early in the second half with a header from full-back Wang Canchao's exquisite cross to make it 2-0.
Shanghai's best chance of the first half came in the 43rd minute as they were awarded a free-kick. But the shot from the Shanghai side's captain Giovanni Moreno was finger-tipped over the crossbar by Luneng goalkeeper Han Rongze.