LA PAZ Cheap Men's Women's Nike Shox R4 All Black , Oct. 7 (Xinhua) -- Bolivia is preparing for upcoming soccer friendlies against Brazil's Olympic squad and Chile's national lineup with interim coach Mauricio Soria.
Soria told reporters Tuesday in the eastern city of Santa Cruz that the team was in good spirits and would explore new game strategies to use against the strong rivals.
Training began Monday with the 27-man lineup Soria put together, excluding Carlos Saucedo and Martin Spedberg, who joined up Tuesday.
This is Soria's first time as national team coach, after the Bolivian Football Federation (FBF) designated him as interim coach for the two games to be played Friday against Brazil, and Tuesday against Chile.
The matches aim to keep the Bolivian squad in shape for the upcoming 2015 Copa America championship in Chile, the 2016 Centennial Copa America in the United States, and qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
While football officials decide on a definitive coach for the national team for the 2014-2018 period Cheap Nike Shox NZ Men's White Gold , the coach of football club Deportivo Blooming, himself a candidate, was asked to take over.
Friday's game against Brazil will take place at Cuiaba's Pantanal Stadium at 9 p.m. Bolivian time (0100 GMT Saturday), and Tuesday's match against Chile will be at Coquimbo's Francisco Sanchez Rumoroso Stadium at 7 p.m. Bolivian time (2300 GMT).
Bolivia has already played, and lost, four friendlies this year, all under the supervision of former coach Xabier Azkargorta: Spain (2-0) Cheap Nike Shox NZ Men's White Black , Greece (2-1), Ecuador (4-0) and Mexico (1-0).
The losses led Bolivia to fall 23 spots to No. 94 in the September world ranking of teams compiled by soccer world body FIFA.
by Jin Jing, Wen Xiqiang, Zhan Xiaoqi
LONDON, Aug. 22, (Xinhua) -- Europeans are chasing a new fashion to take China-designed new energy coaches as a fresh means of transportation as Europe strengthens its efforts to fight gas emission.
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In 2016, China manufactured and sold over 28 million vehicles, ranked No. 1 globally for eight consecutive years. More importantly, the annual production of new energy vehicles in China has surpassed 517,000, with the BYD, for instance Cheap Men's Nike Air Max 97 All Black , exporting its coaches and battery technology to more than 50 countries around the world.
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Chinese carmaker BYD has succeeded in deploying its electric coaches in London, Liverpool and Nottingham since it partnered with the Britain's biggest coach manufacturer Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) in 2015 and got an initial order of 51 buses from the London transport authority.
At Waterloo station in central London, passengers are lining up to take Bus 521, one of the routes in London with green buses powered by BYD battery and technology.
"It's quite cool. It's a lot quicker and a lot nicer than the tube... It should be a better option over others who move on the transportation," said Lora Jarrett who enjoys taking such buses.
Dan Gill, another commuter who has been taking this bus for about two years, said he strongly favored electric buses for environmental concerns.
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"We believe that the BYD's battery and related technology are state of the art currently and importantly are well proven in thousands of their pure electric buses in service around the world," John Trayner, general manager of British public transportation operator Go-Ahead, told Xinhua.
Trayner said his company is satisfied with the performance of these coaches and it just ordered another 47 buses following the last contract in 2015.
According to the BYD, the company has already received orders for 201 electric coaches in the Britain, and the BYD's electric buses have taken up 70 percent of electric coaches in London and 43 percent in Britain.
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It is not just in Britain that Chinese buses are welcomed. China-designed coaches have also been running on the streets of Netherlands and Bulgaria, proven to be a reliable and economical alternative for transportation.
In 2016, a batch of 110 buses from another leading Chinese bus maker, Zhengzhou Yutong Bus Co., was successfully delivered to Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria in the southeast of Europe.
Slav Monov, executive director of Sofia autobus company Stolichen Autotransport Plc Cheap Men's Women's Nike Air Max 97 OG Undefeated Sail White , described Chinese buses as very cost efficient, economical, safe and comfortable. A total of 110 Chinese coaches have gone into service on eight lines in Sofia.
The diesel buses order of nearly 20 million U.S. dollars was taken through a public procurement procedure, and the buses have been carrying about a quarter of the customers of Stolichen Autotransport, Monov told Xinhua.
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This approach was particularly important for a developing economy like Bulgaria's, Monov said.
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