Russia's Krasilnikov and Stoyanovskiy, who stymied Mol and Sorum in the semifinals of the Rome FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Finals and claimed the World Championships in Hamburg in 2019, are thought to be the most powerful competitors for the Norwegians.
GENEVA, Sept. 15 (Xinhua) -- The Norwegian duo Anders Mol and Christian Sorum are seeking their third consecutive European Championship victories in the EuroBeachVolley 2020 in Jurmal, Latvia, this week, though they might face strong resistance.
The South American qualifiers had been due to begin in March but were suspended because of the global health crisis.
Defending champion Karolina Pliskova, the second seed, will play fellow Czech Marketa Vondrousova in the other semifinal. Enditem
The South American zone World Cup qualifiers were originally scheduled to begin in late March but were suspended because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
"I used to fail in the final shot, this time I was the one who turned the tide," Liu said with a smile.
Lucas Oliveira put the hosts ahead with a rasping 20-yard effort that flew into the top-left corner before Keno equalized from the penalty spot after Nathan Souza was brought down by Eder Ferreira.
Top seeds Novak Djokovic and defending champion Rafael Nadal, who have first round byes, will begin their campaigns on Wednesday.
Diack, who led the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) which has been renamed World Athletics, from 1999 to 2015, said he would immediately lodge an appeal. He was arrested in France in 2015, and then released on bail.
The other match in Group A between Al-Wahda of the United Arab Emirates and Iran's Esteghlal FC was abandoned.
Former world number one Victoria Azarenka of Belarus advanced to the quarterfinals as her opponent Darya Kasatkina of Russia retired during the first set with the scores at 6-6.