Azusa Iwashimizu, a member of the 2011 squad, said she hoped to bring the country together again - as the Japanese rugby team did during this year's World Cup on home soil.
Jurgen Klopp's side will travel to the Wanda Metropolitano, where Liverpool lifted the trophy in June, for the first leg of their tie against three-time runners-up Atletico.
Organizers said on Tuesday that the Olympic flame would begin the Japan leg of its journey on March 26, starting at the J-Village sports training center in Fukushima that housed workers battling to remove radioactive waste after the nuclear crisis.
"It's a very sad night for Rayo and the sport," said Rayo club president Raul Martin Presa.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said Minamino was a courageous player.
根据“苏塞克斯皇家人”官网发布的消息，苏塞克斯公爵夫妇决定退出王室主要职务意味着他们将“不再参与王室轮值体系”，这一体系让英国的广播公司和报纸得以报道皇家事务。Too young to have learned what sorrow means,
"Memphis' injury is a catastrophe for because he is our most decisive player... we'll have to forget about him for the rest of the season," said Lyon's sporting director Juninho.
"You see many fresh faces and I think we're only going to get better from here."
"The difference between winning and losing was made shots versus missed shots," James said.
Whatever happens this weekend Liverpool find themselves top of the table at the festive season, a place where they have been before. The deja vu is fresh as they were top of the table under Juergen Klopp this time last year.
Fugazzotto almost always paints monkeys, in a variety of artistic styles, usually wearing human clothes and representing different cultures and historical periods.
Brighton remained in 13th, five points above the relegation zone, and manager Graham Potter was pleased by the south coast side's latest display.
But the sight of him leading bitter rivals Tottenham is not something die-hard Chelsea fans ever thought they would witness and the reaction of some on Sunday is likely to X-rated.
Zinedine Zidane has said he is not worried about Wednesday's Clasico between Real Madrid and Barcelona being overshadowed by Catalan independence protests.
The trio have 55 Grand Slam titles between them, and have won the last 12 consecutive majors. But with all of them aged 32 and over - Federer is 38 - Tsitsipas feels his generation will soon be able to knock the "Big Three" off their perches.
People forget that Villa were top of the Premier League at Christmas in the season when Manchester United won the treble in 1998-99, Villa were also second in 1992-93 and fourth in both 1996-97 and 2009-10. Still they were relegated and only came back up this season, which is hard for fans of the former European Cup winners to take.
"Definitely a big win for us," Brogdon said. "We really wanted to send a message to the elite teams in the league and get some respect. We've had some big wins but this is the biggest one."
City have yet to beat the Spanish side with two draws and two defeats in their previous four meetings.
Tottenham Hotspur, beaten 2-0 by Liverpool in last season's final in Spain, will lock horns with Bundesliga leaders RB Leipzig, who are through to the knockout stage for the first time. Spurs can count on the experience of new coach Jose Mourinho - a two-time winner of the competition, with Porto in 2004 and Inter Milan in 2010.
Ronaldo, Rooney and memories
But there is at last the sense of a credible challenge from an exciting crop of youngsters including Daniil Medvedev, who pushed Nadal all the way in the US Open final, and ATP Finals winner Stefanos Tsitsipas.
Champions League debutants Atalanta continue their adventure against two-time former finalists Valencia, who knocked out Ajax