"The club has, and will continue to, follow all protocols relating to Covid-19 and Thiago will remain in self-isolation for the required period of time," informed the club.
China's General Administration of Sports has listed the tournament as one of six major sports events during the "Golden Week" holiday.
But there still is a long way to go for Chinese players. On the statistical front, foreign players occupied all the spots in the top 10 highest goal scorers, with Guoan striker Bakambu equalling Hebei China Fortune's Marcos as top scorer on 11 goals apiece.
The AFC Futsal Championship, AFC Women's Futsal Championship, AFC U-20 Futsal Championship and AFC Beach Soccer Championship will also become AFC Asian Cups.
A favorable group draw for the 2020-21 Champions League completed the Bavarians' perfect day, as they will meet Atletico Madrid, RB Salzburg, and Lokomotiv Moscow in Group A.
"We were not in form at the start. Guards didn't handle the ball well on our first possession, which affected the team's rhythm and mentality," admitted Ji.
Newly-crowned US Open winner Dominic Thiem also claimed straightforward victory as the Austrian beat 2014 US Open champion Marin Cilic of Croatia 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 earlier in the afternoon.
Chelsea fought back after the break: Mason Mount gave Chelsea a lifeline in the 55th minute, Hudson-Odoi then scored with 20 minutes left to play and Tammy Abraham scored the equalizer in the 94th minute.
"We are a team under construction and we didn't have time to try more solutions in the pre-season, so let's try to find them in these first few games," he added.
Baum faces a big challenge at Schalke, who are on a run of 18 winless games since January 2020. The new Bundesliga season began with a heavy 8-0 defeat to Bayern Munich, followed by an uninspiring 3-1 loss to Werder Bremen, leaving Schalke with zero points and in last place in the table.
"I am just trying my best every single day. I am working hard in every practise to try to be better and better in every match," Nadal said,"Today was not that cold, so that's the main thing, the conditions are not that bad."