Masters said: "We know that there are millions of fans in China who would like to watch Premier League matches as usual and we are seeking solutions to solve the problem. We need to make the right decision and we are trying to find the best solution."
With the match in Los Carmenes rescheduled for 18:30 local time on Saturday, it now falls to Eibar and Celta Vigo to kick off the new season.
It has been a difficult summer for Valencia with new coach Javi Garcia seeing key players such as Parejo, Coquelin, Ferran Torres, Garay and Rodrigo Moreno leave the club amid an atmosphere of hostility towards owner Peter Lim. Garcia needs a positive start against local rivals, Levante, who despite losing Borja Mayoral, remain a compact and tough to beat side. Enditem
On Saturday, SC Heerenveen defeated Willem II 2-0 through goals by Lucas Woudenberg and Pawel Bochniewicz. Steven Berghuis led Feyenoord to a 2-0 win at PEC Zwolle with a brace. FC Twente started with a 2-0 home win over Fortuna Sittard. Enditem
Maracana SA made the decision to carry out the unscheduled facelift to capitalize on a fixturing quirk that has left the stadium without football for almost two weeks.
On the other side of Manchester, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer can be reasonably satisfied after a season that looked destined to end in total mediocrity finished with a third-place finish and a Europa League semi-final appearance.
Other players such as Piccini and Florenzi have also moved on and with no new faces other than returning loanees, new coach Javi Garcia much be wondering what he has got himself into.
Huanghai did not cut the deficit until the 85th minute. Thanks to Wang Wei's assist from the left side of the box, Romain Alessandrini pulled one back with a bicycle kick. Enditem
They were runners-up at the Western & Southern Open, which took place at the same site in Flushing Meadows two weeks ago.
Garcia will be expected to get results but with a squad that looks much weaker than last season that looks difficult; what the former Watford boss desperately needs is a positive start in Sunday's derby at home to Levante.
ACCRA, Sept.11 (Xinhua) -- The Confederation of African Football (CAF) will hold presidential and general assembly elections on March 12 next year in the Moroccan capital Rabat, the continental football body announced late Thursday after an executive committee meeting.