TIANJIN Uomo Adidas Ultra Boost 4.0 Multicolor Bianche Scontate , China, Oct. 6 (Xinhua) -- China's U-22 soccer team lost to South Korea, mainly composed of university students, 2-1 in their opening game at the 6th East Asian Games here on Sunday.
"Firstly, I apologize to all home fans today. We didn't play well, while the fans still expressed huge support for us," said Zhao Xufeng Uomo Adidas Ultra Boost 4.0 Bianche Grigie Scontate , coach of the Chinese team.
The hosts dominated the first 20 minutes with fine passes and didn't wait long for the goal. Forward Shen Tianfeng fired home a low shot to put the Chinese team 1-0 ahead.
S. Korean team coach Park Mal Bong substituted Lee Yong Joon with Choi Gwon Su with 20 minutes remaining in the first half, which proved effective later.
After missing several opportunities, the South Koreans created their best chance, mainly thanks to forward Kim Sun Min. After sending the ball into the empty net in 33rd minute, Kim set up attacking partner Kwak Rae Seung for the second goal.
The hosts made two substitutions after the interval, then took the upper hand but were short of luck. In the 79th minute, Chinese players' two successive shots hit the post and cross bar separately.
"We made a full preparation before the game Uomo Adidas Ultra Boost 4.0 Bianche Scontate , but we just played well in 45 minutes. We showed our normal level in the second half, while we were a little nervous during the first one," said Zhao.
"It's a difficult game... We feel a little lucky," said Park Mal Bong.
In the other match played on Sunday, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea beat
RIO DE JANEIRO, July 7 (Xinhua) -- Peru international striker Paolo Guerrero was officially unveiled as a Flamengo player on Tuesday and immediately vowed "to fight for a title" with his new club.
The former Bayern Munich forward was presented to local media more than six weeks after agreeing to join the Rio de Janeiro club from Corinthians.
His arrival comes days after he led Peru to third place in the Copa America in Chile, where he was the tournament's equal leading goalscorer with four goals.
"I'm very happy to be at a club of this size Adidas Ultra Boost Donne Scontate ," the 31-year-old said. "I will give all that I've got for the team to improve and achieve something important."
Five-time Brazilian Serie A champions Flamengo are currently 15th in the league standings with just three wins from 10 matches.
Guerrero said the team could still salvage something from the season.
"I think we can fight for a title," Guerrero said. "We have a team that is good enough so I think it's possible. We have our goals and that's why we play the game."
"I know that Flamengo has a lot of history, not only in Brazil but internationally too. I've read the club has the biggest fan base in the world. It makes me proud to be part of it."
Guerrero is expected to make his Flamengo debut in Wednesday's match against Internacional in Porto Alegre.
KINGSTON, June 17 (Xinhua) -- Over 200 officials, business leaders, regional and international stakeholders have gathered in St. Lucia for a two-day forum to discuss ways of boosting growth in the Caribbean.
The 3rd Caribbean Growth Forum, which ended on Wednesday Adidas Ultra Boost Uomo Scontate , was organized by the World Bank (WB) in collaboration with the Inter-American Development Bank and the Caribbean Development Bank, among other financial institutions.
It aimed to offer the Caribbean countries an opportunity to learn from others' experience, to propose new approaches to ignite growth, and to promote innovation and entrepreneurship throughout the region, according to the organizer.
St. Lucia's Prime Minister Kenny Anthony, addressing the opening ceremony, described the economic development of the Caribbean as "anemic Adidas Ultra Boost Laceless Scontate ," pointing to the average growth of just 1.1 percent from 2008 to 2013.
Anthony urged his regional counterparts to make joint efforts to reach consensus and find solutions at the regional level.
"These economies may be broken, but I believe we can pick up the pieces. I believe that our historical task is to conceptualize, shape and define an economic model that meets the times and our needs," he said.
The prime minister's comment was echoed by Jorge Familiar, vice president of the World Bank for Latin America and the Caribbean, who stressed that in spite of great diversity, the Caribbean countries are facing many common challenges which require joint efforts.
"The Caribbean region is very diverse in its rich and varied cultures Adidas Ultra Boost Clima Scontate , languages, geographical settings," he said. "Yet we are here together because despite these differences, many of these small economies are facing common challenges."
Familiar found that many Caribbean economies have been trapped in a "vicious cycle of low growth, high debt level and limited fiscal space" due to their small scale, poor productivity and an oil-dependent energy matrix.
"This combination makes it difficult for a country to build enough buffers that can be used in bad times. This decreases their capacity to face external shocks," he said.
In addition Adidas Ultra Boost ATR Mid Scontate , the senior WB official said that the region is exposed to recurrent natural disasters, leaving small economies more vulnerable, as five out of the ten most disaster-prone countries in the world are Caribbean.
"Effectively tackling these issues requires efforts at the regional level, since effective solutions call for either risk pooling or economies of scale," he said.
Familiar said small economies have to choose what kind of industries to rely on to spur growth, calling on the Caribbean countries to take more proactive approaches when drafting growth strategies.
The Caribbean Growth Forum mechanism, launched in 2013 Adidas Ultra Boost Bianche Scontate , has led to the implementation of over 100 reforms around the region in improving business climate, boosting skills and productivity, and enhancing connectivity and logistics, according to the World Bank.
by Xinhua writers Lyu Dong and Li Zhengwei
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