The South American zone's 2022 World Cup qualifiers had been scheduled to begin in late March but were postponed amid the escalating health crisis.
Xinhua looks at some of the major talking points ahead of Thursday's opening day of fixtures in CONMEBOL's road to Qatar 2022.
Peru head coach Ricardo Gareca has insisted he won't use the team's weakened squad as an excuse for any poor performances.
Rodriguez and Falcao were among 18 Europe-based players included in the 24-man squad announced by the Colombian Football Federation on Friday.
With the support of the Chinese Table Tennis Association (CTTA), international table tennis action is back after several months of activity suspension due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Bolivia head coach Cesar Farias says he wants to dispel the notion that Bolivia are only competitive at their Hernando Siles stadium in La Paz, more than 3,600 meters above sea level.
Despite the loss, Hebei coach Ma Tao expressed satisfaction with his players.
Shanghai's defense played a decisive role in their 112-98 victory over Shaanxi despite the latter's crazy 3-pointer shooting performance
Buckling up their defense and increasing ball movement in transition, Sichuan began to gain ground in the second quarter. After Shao Ting's three-point play with 5:57 left, they turned the game around at 30-28 before going into halftime up 41-39.
Lo Celso did not train with his Albiceleste teammates on Monday after failing to recover from the muscle strain that kept him out of Tottenham's 6-1 victory at Manchester United on Sunday.
"I did not want to travel far and decided to enjoy my vacation in a more leisurely way," she said. "Kart racing helps me releave the pressure of work."