The latest FIFA rankings are expected to determine the seedings, meaning Senegal, Tunisia, Nigeria, Algeria, Morocco, Ghana, Egypt, Cameroon, Mali and Democratic Republic of the Congo will be in pot one.
Tennis Australia CEO Craig Tiley responded by saying fundraisers would be held during tournaments including the Australian Open and the ATP Cup team event, telling fans to "stay tuned" for details.
A swarm of bees sent players taking cover on the pitch during a Cricket World Cup game between South Africa and Sri Lanka in Durham.
It is the sport's newest tournament and the third men's team event competing for the hearts and minds, and dollars, of fans, along with a revamped Davis Cup and the annual Laver Cup, which pits Europe against the World.
The World Anti-Doping Agency on December 10 banned Russia for four years from major global events, including the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, over manipulated doping data.
"It's a really similar event and it's literally back-to-back from the other one, so it's a little bit of a weird sensation coming from what felt like the world championships coming to play another world championship," Shapovalov said.
Damian Lillard recorded 31 points and nine assists for the Trail Blazers, who lost their third straight game.
Italian great Marcello Lippi's departure in November after a 2-1 loss to Syria has upset many, as the country has introduced naturalized foreign players to invigorate the national team, but the team continue to struggle against non-minnows.
The kickoff in a Scottish football match was delayed after a herd of wild deer left excrement all over the pitch.
"It's not right that we laugh about it. Managers get sacked over it," Klopp said after the game.