"The fans are right to complain, but we have to consider factors like the limited time the coach has had and the training possibilities," he added. Enditem
Marco Cecchinato of Italy labored to beat Britain's Kyle Edmund 3-6, 7-6 (7), 6-2 and is set to meet Serbia's Filip Krajinovic.
Cologne had the worst possible start on home soil as Jonas Hector's return pass was intercepted by Kramaric, who kept his cool and nutmegged goalkeeper Timo Horn for the opener with only three minutes gone.
The 48-year-old coach started his career in 2009 as the head coach of Iranian Pas Hamedan and then headed Iran's national U-23 team, Naft Tehran, Esteghlal and Zob Ahan.
Hoffenheim also started the Bundesliga season off with a victory after they overpowered Cologne 3-2 thank's to Kramaric's hattrick.
Chongqing broke the deadlock in the 57th minute with a low drive from Fernandinho after he got a wonderful pass from Kardec to make it 1-0.
In the triple jump, Li Ying was the only woman who jumped over 14 meters, her winning mark was 14.02m. Huang Min conquered 1.80 meters to win in women's high jump. Yao Jie crowned in men's pole vault with 5.40m, while Chen Yang won in women's discus throw with 60.80 meters.
The preliminary squad, which is made up of Mexico-based players only, also includes Talavera's Pumas teammates Johan Vasquez. Enditem
"We are confident in the system," said Zhang Chi, head of the CBA's Player Development Department.
Jaime Mata's second half goal saw Getafe start their season with a 1-0 win at home to Osasuna. The goal scored from close range was confirmed by a VAR review after Mata had looked to be offside. Enditem
Qiao Yumeng (front) lies on the track after Women's 3000m Steeplechase Final on Day 4 of the 2020 Chinese National Athletics Championships in Shaoxing, east China's Zhejiang Province, Sept. 18, 2020. (Xinhua/Wang Lili)