"Pursuing dreams is where 'Linsanity' originates, also the focal point for cooperation between the club and Lin," the Beijing club said, while expressing its understanding and respect towards Lin's decision.
"We have been able to act quickly and decisively. We have prepared the COVID-19 Relief Plan for a global value of 1.5 billion US dollars. This is unprecedented," said Infantino.
"Over the past two to three weeks, I found it pretty hard to fall asleep and woke up around four or five o'clock in the morning, thinking it over and over again," Lin admitted.
In the 28th minute, thanks to a short cross from Cedric Bakambu on the midfield, Renato Augusto dribbled through defender Ding Haifeng and contributed a calm tap-in to pull one back.
"We are working hard for the new season and I think we will have the same group of players that we have now in pre-season," he commented.
World no. 9 Stephen Maguire only managed to draw twice and was beaten by Dale 3-1.
The Brunei football governing body has also announced the cancellation of the under-16 and under-19 tournaments as players need to re-adjust with their studies after the 86-day school closure due to COVID-19.
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
Maccabi Haifa now face Russian side FC Rostov in a single-leg match of the third qualifying round, to be played in Russia on September 24. Enditem
Several government officials have underlined that the permission depends on the outcome of the project. In case of violations, a new ban could be the result.
Raman spoke about Schalke's determination for a better Bundesliga campaign than last season, when the team finished a disappointing 12th and his ambition to play the 2021 Euro tournament with the Belgian national team.