"It's not what we wanted but for now those players aren't available," Farias said. "I'm confident we can compete with the players we have".
For Shao Ting, another national player changing her club during the off-season, the league's organizer has done an excellent job in terms of anti-virus measures.
The pair have not played for their country since the Cafeteros' penalty shootout defeat to Chile in the quarterfinals of last year's Copa America in Brazil.
"We inflicted great pressure on our opponents throughout the game. Offensively we played inside out and showed our level," Inner Mongolia coach Zheng Wei reflected.
Han Ziqi contributed a game-high 23 points, but her solo effort could not save Tianjin from a big loss.
Banda's second and third goals in the 39th and 73rd minute helped Shanghai secure the second-round victory, despite Wuhan player Han Peng's free-kick goal in stoppage time of the first half and Beatriz Zaneratto Joao's header in the 80th minute.
Loew had criticized the additional friendlies this year, as they are downsizing his time window for training sessions. Additional training is of more value for a team in a transition process than test-matches Loew stated.
TOKYO, Oct. 26 (Xinhua) -- A total of 11 top-team players and staff from Japan's Chiba Lottee Marines have been confirmed to be infected with COVID-19, the Japanese Pacific League baseball club announced on Tuesday.
Elsewhere, Eintracht Frankfurt came from behind to beat Hoffenheim 2-1. Borussia Monchengladbach wrapped its first victory of the campaign after easing 3-1 past rival Cologne. Wasteful Bayer Leverkusen shared the spoils with newly-promoted Stuttgart following a 1-1 draw and Leonardo Bittencourt's sole goal of the match helped Werder Bremen to edge newcomer Armenia Bielefeld. Enditem
The Blanquirroja are aiming to qualify for their second consecutive World Cup, having ended a 36-year drought to earn a place at the 2018 tournament in Russia.
Wuhan had the upper hand for most of a back-and-forth second half, heading into the final frame with a three-point margin, but had to watch as their lead slipped away.