"This year we have a third of the usual number. However, we are sure that those who come will reach the finish line with the same wide smile and the competition will give them the same joy as in recent years," said competition director Arpad Kocsis before the start.
On Saturday Germany will encounter Ukraine in Kiev in the UEFA Nations League while Turkey will clash with Russia in the Nations League on Sunday. Enditem
In the day's other game, Shaanxi used a dominant 29-4 first quarter to overwhelm Daqing.
Xinjiang's Han Xu finished with a team-high 19 points. Liu and Wang each had 17.
Flamengo have now won each of their past three league matches to move level on points with leaders Atletico Mineiro, who have a game in hand.
Meanwhile, football training is to start in mid-October to prepare teams for the start of Malawi's top league in November.
"It was good to decompress the situation a little bit and send strength to all Argentines."
"We came into this match with the mentality of challenging Xinjiang. I hoped that our players could show our style in such an intense game," said Jiangsu coach Ding Tie.
Shao, captain of China's national team, first stood out to convert two fast break baskets in a row. Sichuan showed its depth with substitutes on the court, compiling a 10-point advantage after the first quarter expired.
In the previous Group F matches, Rwanda was beaten by Mozambique and Cameroon by 2-0 and 1-0 respectively.
"It was normal as I played fewer minutes. I needed to give the chance to young players and let them deal with the game," Ji said.