"I've kept in contact with [head coach Lionel] Scaloni, Walter Samuel and Roberto Ayala," he told TyC Sports. "Since my injury they never stopped writing to see how I was so I am very grateful for that.
Kuopio's Nigerian striker Aniekpeno Udoh got in front of Bratislava's goalkeeper Greif and had no trouble scoring from close range after a low pass from the right side.
Thiago started his career in Barcelona before moving to Munich in 2013. He arrived Anfield fresh from helping Bayern Munich winning the Bundesliga, German Cup and Champions League in the 2019-20 season.
"My wish is to improve my personal best, but this will be my first event of the season, so I don't know what awaits me ahead but I'm promising impressive results," said Sawe, who holds Kenya's national record of 2.25m.
The South American zone World Cup qualifiers were originally scheduled to begin in late March but were suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Barca will play newly promoted Elche in the Camp Nou on Saturday a week before they kick off their La Liga campaign at home to Villarreal.
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.
Khalid Al-Ghannam (R) of Al Nassr FC vies for the ball with Seyed Mohammad Karimi of Sepahan FC during the AFC Asian Champions League group D football match between Al Nassr FC of Saudi Arabia and Sepahan FC of Iran at Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium in Doha, Capital of Qatar, September 15, 2020. (Photo by Nikku/Xinhua)
While Thiago won the 2020 treble with Bayern aside of seven national titles, Alaba has been part of the 2013 and 2020 treble-winning side next to nine league titles. Enditem
"There was a period where there was an easy answer to what team is the best in the world. Now, that answer is no longer so easy, with Russia able to make a convincing argument, and Germany not far behind," the FIVB's website reported on Tuesday.
Tour rookie Zhao also collected five points from two draws and one win. However, the 17-year-old lost one more frame than Zhou in total.