"I don't care about the result of the river-cross competition, I only want to feel the fighting spirit against waves," Zhu added. Enditem
A survey spoke of nearly 70 percent claiming to have lost interest in the team's internationals after the 2018 World Cup's devastating outcome, followed by the disappointing Nations League.
Organizers have set up two tracks, a 19.5km track for professionals and a 13km track for amateurs, in a group time trial format, circling the Wulashan Township of Urad Front Banner.
Saturday ended with Newcastle United winning 3-1 at home over Burnley thanks to an excellent display from winger Allan Saint-Maximin and two goals from Callum Wilson. Enditem
Six minutes later, Bruno Labbadia's men thought they had opened the scoring but Jhon Cordoba's goal was ruled offside.
It is the second time for Ziyuan County to hold such an international race, the route of which covers several 4A-level scenic spots.
While predecessor Wagner could count on a seven-week-long preparation phase, only two weeks remain for Baum to get the team back on track, when Schalke faces Union Berlin on October 18 on home soil in the Bundesliga.
The match will be Iran's first game at the national level under the leadership of Dragan Skocic.
James, 29, has also netted three times in his first four matches for Everton in the Premier League following his summer move from Real Madrid.
Jiangsu and Beijing are placed third and fourth in the championship group standings respectively. Enditem
Hertha responded well and shocked the Bavarians with the equalizer as new arrival Jessic Ngankam scored his debut goal one minute after his substitution.