"There was a period where there was an easy answer to what team is the best in the world. Now, that answer is no longer so easy, with Russia able to make a convincing argument, and Germany not far behind," the FIVB's website reported on Tuesday.
Willian opened the scoring from the penalty spot for the visitors and Gabriel Menino also found the target on the hour mark. Marcos Riquelme pulled a goal back for the hosts, who failed to capitalize on having three more shots on goal and over 200 more completed passes than their rivals.
The match ended 1-1 at full-time, and both sides had opportunities to win in a penalty shoot-out but Qian Jiegei hit the bar while R&F scored all five to seal the win.
In the triple jump, Li Ying was the only woman who jumped over 14 meters, her winning mark was 14.02m. Huang Min conquered 1.80 meters to win in women's high jump. Yao Jie crowned in men's pole vault with 5.40m, while Chen Yang won in women's discus throw with 60.80 meters.
Following is the preliminary Argentina squad:
ZAGREB, Sept. 16 (Xinhua) -- Reigning world discus champion Daniel Stahl grabbed another title this season with a 68.87m throw at the World Athletics Continental Tour Gold meeting in Zagreb, Croatia on Tuesday.
"There was kind of this confusion between the indoor and outdoor record - it's kind of merged. I already had the world record but I wanted to clear everything up and be the best outdoor," said the Swede, who had taken 13 attempts at 6.15m in the season before the night.
"We are excited to have agreed this partnership with Tencent, ensuring our supporters in China can enjoy following Premier League action throughout this season," said Premier League Chief Executive Richard Masters.
NAIROBI, Sept. 16 (Xinhua) -- Kenya's football club Gor Mahia are waiting for the go-ahead from the government to resume sporting activity before embarking on preparations to represent the nation at the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Champions League next season.
Bakambu and Augusto helped Beijing grab another score by exchanging their roles in the 46th minute. Bakambu converted a header with the assist of Augusto to make it 2-1.
At approximately the same time, Thiago arrived in Liverpool to complete his move to the club after the Premier League champions agreed a 30 million euro fee with Bayern Munich earlier in the week.