Iran sits third in Group C behind Iraq and Bahrain. Enditem
"That's what my team asked of me. That's what they needed me to do," Butler said of his performance. "I think the team brought me here for that reason, to help us win games. And I have to continue to do that for two more games."
The young sensational roared into her first Grand Slam final, only the second of the Tour level, with the loss of just 23 games, the fewest since Mary Pierce finished runner-up in Paris in 1994. The Polish has stunned 2019 runner-up Marketa Vondrousova in the first round and avenging last year's French Open defeat to top seed and 2018 champion Simona Halep in the fourth round.
In Thursday's only other fixture, Athletico Paranaense were held to a goalless home draw by Ceara. Enditem
Meanwhile, the AFA said Sevilla midfielder Marcos Acuna continued to train separately from the main squad after suffering a hamstring injury against Ecuador at La Bombonera.
"The players are finding their rhythm on the field, but they have yet to hit their best form to ensure a victory over South Korea next February," he said. "They need to further improve their techniques, coordination and tactics."
Ahead of the start of the first round, player Stuart Carrington and referee Andrew Barklam tested positive for COVID-19.
BRATISLAVA, Oct. 12 (Xinhua) -- Scotland remains unbeaten in the UEFA Nations League B after Sunday's close 1-0 home victory over Slovakia in the third round.
"You have to be self-disciplined and work hard. Nobody can succeed through an easy path," Ji said.
"I hope I can do good for the society. I also hope more talented girls can stand on the football court so that one day our 'Steel Roses' will return to their former glory," she said. Enditem
"It was a tough match. We didn't play at our level in the first quarter, but changed our tactics in zone defense from the second quarter," said Shanxi coach Li Ge.