"We are already working hard to achieve our goal of going to Qatar. It's a challenge that affects all of Ecuador. We know it's not going to be easy and we're focused on giving everything we've got."
Despite dominating possession, Albania could not find an equalizing goal and suffered a further blow when captain Elseid Hysaj was sent off after receiving a second yellow card late in the match.
"The first is the health risks that still exist with COVID. The second is my preparation, which has not been ideal without my coach being able to train with me due to the state border closures in Australia."
RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept. 5 (Xinhua) -- Former Manchester City striker Jo scored in second-half stoppage time as Corinthians earned a 2-2 draw with Botafogo in Brazil's Serie A championship on Saturday.
In the second half, Bosnia coach Dusan Bajevic brought on Edin Dzeko as the side's second striker, but Poland's domination continued, and Kamil Grosicki scored the winning goal in the 67th minute.
Briton Adam Yates retained the yellow jersey and kept a three-second lead over Jumbo's Primoz Roglic in the overall standings.
Djokovic has won five of the past seven Grand Slam tournaments to raise his total to 17, closing in on rivals Roger Federer, who has a men's record of 20 titles, and Rafael Nadal, who has 19.
The German national record holder's effort is the second farthest throw of all time, just 72 centimeters behind Jan Zelezny's 98.48m world record set 24 years ago.
The home side almost grabbed a winner in the dying seconds, only to see Zahavi's last-ditch effort cannon off the post.
"I wanted to go, and I was in my right to do so, because my contract said I was free. I wanted to go because I was thinking about being happy in my last years in football," he commented.
The six-time US Open champion will next face compatriot and 2017 champion Sloane Stephens.