As the COVID-19 pandemic brought the international table tennis calendar to a grinding halt early in the year, many players, coaches and fans were confined to their homes or their local communities.
"It was a tough match and we fought hard. It wasn't easy, it could be better in the future," Mbappe said. "The most important thing is the result."
In the other two games of the day, Shenzhen Nankeda overwhelmed Anhui Souyu 5-0, while Jiangsu Weikeduo lost to Xiamen Tefang 3-2, still striving for a win this season. Enditem
Zall leveled three minutes later when Cote d'Ivoire striker Jean Evrard Kouassi netted a close-range header.
Thailand joins Chinese Taipei and Australia as member associations unable to take their place. Replacement teams have yet to be announced, the BWF said.
This was Van Aert's second stage win in the race, after the Jumbo all-rounder had also triumphed in stage five.
In the second half, Shanghai launched aggressive attack to pull one back, but their efforts turned out to be fruitless.
He earned icon status among River fans after scoring the decisive goal in his team's extra-time victory over rivals Boca Juniors in the 2018 Copa Libertadores final.
"Everything is focussed on the European Championships next year," the German national coach said after his side's first encounter after a ten-month-long break. The match against Spain in the Nations League ended in a 1-1 draw.
Peters, 26, who is riding in his maiden Tour de France, produced a brilliant long-range solo breakaway to record his first stage win, leading Toms Skujins and Carlos Verona, who arrived at the same time, by 47 seconds.
Zall's Brazilian forward Leonardo Baptistao sparked the contest into suspense with a powerful header to convert Li Hang's 67th-minute corner.