"We have to improve in order to be able to compete in the league with guarantees," added Dutchman.
Elsewhere, Russia's Andrey Rublev beat Argentinian qualifier Facundo Bagnis 6-4, 6-4 and will meet Poland's Hubert Hurkacz in the next round.
The first half started slowly, but things quickly changed when Argentina's Gonzalo Martinez sent an indirect free-kick with surgical accuracy onto the head of Hamdallah, the Moroccan making no mistake from six yards to put his team ahead at the half-hour mark.
ACCRA, Sept. 20 (Xinhua) -- The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has expressed its condolences to Ghanaian eight teenage footballers killed in a road accident.
Luo Chun and Xu Shuangshuang claimed the titles of men's and women's 3,000m steeplechase, team Sichuan swept the gold medals in men's and women's 4X400m relay. Enditem
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.
LONDON, Sept. 17 (Xinhua) -- China's 23-year-old Zhao Xintong secured a place in the second stage of the Snooker Championship League after finishing his first stage group matches with two wins and one loss in Milton Keynes, England on Thursday.
SUZHOU, China, Sept. 16 (Xinhua) -- Chongqing Lifan beat Qingdao Huanghai 3-0 in the 11th round of the Chinese Super League (CSL) here on Wednesday.
It showed that in 56 percent of the incidents, perpetrators employed anti-Chinese hate speech, and that even though adults were present in almost half of the incidents, bystanders intervened in only 10 percent of the cases. Enditem
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Sept. 20 (Xinhua) -- The National Football Association of Brunei Darussalam (NFABD) has decided to cancel the Brunei Super League 2020 (BSL) due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The English, Spanish and German press on Thursday all reported that Liverpool have agreed to a fee of around 30 million euros for Bayern Munich's Spanish international midfielder Thiago Alcantara.