In the other two games played on Saturday, Tianjin Teda entered the second round with a 2-0 win against Shijiazhuang Ever Bright, Wuhan Zall secured a last 16 round position after defeating Hebei China Fortune 5-4 (tied 1-1 in 90 minutes) after the penalty shootout. Enditem
The South American zone World Cup qualifiers were originally scheduled to begin in late March but were suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic.
According to media reports, the players' management has called for a five-year contract with 25 million euros per year.
In his opening speech, WTT Council Chair Liu Guoliang, who is also president of the Chinese Table Tennis Association, said, "With World Table Tennis, we are working towards the next step: to create a new table tennis landscape and make it one of the world's largest sports properties. This has always been my dream."
"We are in CAF already because our names have been taken there. Even if you are going by last year's records, if you nullify the league, last year's champions represent the country, which is ourselves," said Rachier.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta described Aubameyang as "a superb player with an incredible mentality."
According to the organizing committee, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) confirmed the design schemes from all the host cities except Beijing on Tuesday.
Due to low infection numbers, several states have already allowed fans to return in the first round of the German Cup, others however stuck to their bans.
Koeman had expressed an interest in signing Dutch international Memphis Depay from French side Lyon, but in a TV interview on late on Tuesday, he explained that Barca's economic situation was complicating the deal.
He also expressed his commitment to the club, commenting he would "give my heart on the field to my team-mates, the club and also to the fans."
According to Reuters, Diack was found guilty of accepting bribes from Russian athletes suspected of doping, to cover up test results and let them compete in major events including the 2012 London Olympics.