Many Chinese netizens also showed understanding towards Lin's decision, while also speculating on his next move.
His son, Papa Massata Diack, a former IAAF marketing consultant, was sentenced to five years in prison and fined one million euros. The younger Diack, who is wanted on an Interpol red notice, remains in Senegal.
Feng Bin of Shandong competes during the Women's Discus Throw Final on Day 4 of the 2020 Chinese National Athletics Championships in Shaoxing, east China's Zhejiang Province, Sept. 18, 2020. (Xinhua/Wang Lili)
Both sides were positive from the start, with both Uzbek and Saudi league champions looking to gain further ground on Shabab Al-Ahli and Shahr Khodro FC, the former having narrowly beaten the latter 1-0 in Monday's early Group B game.
"Our players are highly motivated to beat their opponents on Sunday. We are Esteghlal and can benefit from our previous experience in the competition," he added.
Arsenal will host West Ham United in their second match of the 2020/21 Premier League on Saturday.
"I always try to push him to do things he didn't know he can do. His potential is huge," the Pole said and spoke about sprint duels he has started in training in order to challenge the 25-year-old German international.
The Rubro-Negro won their opening two matches of South America's premier club competition before it was halted in March because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Teda took the lead in the 70th minute when Sandro Lima donated a powerful header on Frank Acheampong's cross. However, six minutes later, Teda's advantage was terminated as their newly transfered midfielder Akhmedov was substituted with injury.
Finally, Granada have little recovery time following Thursday's Europa League debut in Albania before looking for their second win of the campaign when Alaves visit the Los Carmenes Stadium. Enditem
Plans about the club's structure will be made in close contact with its 160,000 members who have to vote on any significant changes within the club.