With the result, Spain and Germany share the spoils and second place in Group 4. The Spaniards clash with frontrunners Ukraine while Switzerland face Germany on Sunday. Enditem
American rider Quinn Simmons took silver and bronze went to Damien Howson from Australia. Enditem
PP Sports released a statement on Thursday night, claiming the termination was just a "strategic adjustment".
"This victory is very important to me - I've worked so hard to get this win," said the 27-year-old Kazakh.
"Germany has been the first nation to have three of its coaches among the final four in the Champions League," he added.
Iran sit third, behind Iraq and Bahrain, in Group C of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Asian Zone qualification. Enditem
Fiorentina loanee Pedro put the visitors ahead in just the second minute by pouncing on an errant pass and sliding home from close range.
Meanwhile, Spain lacked in penetration and failed to pose danger in front of Germany's goal.
"This is not the way I'd imagined taking the yellow jersey," Yates said, "If I'm honest, no one wants to take the jersey like this."
Earlier, sixth seed Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic edged past Ukraine's Kateryna Kozlova 7-6 (3), 6-2, and eighth seed Petra Martic of Croatia beat fellow Ukrainian Kateryna Bondarenko 6-3, 6-4 to also advance into third round. Enditem
In the 48th minute, the Venezuelan striker assisted Swedish winger Sam Larsson to stretch the lead for Dalian.