However, the 25-year-old Kipruto will be competing in an unfamiliar event in Doha, when he takes on compatriot Brimin Kipruto, Vincent Kibet and Bethwell Birgen in the men's 1,500m event.
The 2020 season marks the debut of a new region, PCS, which encompasses players and teams from Southeast Asia. For the 2020 World Championship, the PCS has two seeds.
Nakamura Hidemasa, Tokyo 2020 Games delivery officer, speaks during the media briefing on the simplification of the Games in Tokyo, Japan, on Sept. 25, 2020. (Tokyo 2020/Handout via Xinhua)
Media reports speak of deep divisions between him and his players.
Mendy will provide competition for Kepa Arrizabalaga, who is the most expensive keeper in the world after joining from Athletic Club in 2018.
As the match progressed, Augsburg grew in confidence and opened the scoring against the run of play in the 40th minute when Caligiuri's pinpoint cross into the box found Uduokhai, who headed home.
The club insisted that their measures and protocols around COVID-19 remain stringent. They even offered to test the Hull City team ahead of Tuesday's fixture, but the visitors declined the offer.
Persepolis FC head coach Yahya Golmohammadi (R) and player Sayed Jalal Husseini attend a press conference ahead of the round of 16 match of AFC Champions League between Persepolis FC of Iran and Al Sadd of Qatar in Doha, capital of Qatar, Sept. 26, 2020. (Photo by Nikku/Xinhua)
The 16 teams were divided into two groups this season and the top four in each group will advance into the Final Group A for the championship race.
Shenhua doubled the lead eight minutes after the break when Peng's header found Bi Jinhao, who resisted a shoulder-to-shoulder challenge in the box to drill home.
MEDELLIN, Sept. 24 (Xinhua) -- Six-time Copa Libertadores champions Boca Juniors took a major step toward securing a place in the competition's knockout phase with a 1-0 win at Independiente Medellin on Thursday.