Du, who is also deputy minister of China's State General Administration of Sport, noted that the goal of the tournament is to promote the development of youth football in China.
Colombia's victory was soured by a horrific ankle injury to right-back Santiago Arias. The 28-year-old was carried off on a stretcher while in acute pain after colliding with Darwin Marchis in an incident that left the Bayer Leverkusen player's left foot hanging at an unnatural angle.
Teenager Talles Magno, a key member of the Brazil team that won last year's under-17 World Cup, put Vasco ahead in the ninth minute at their Sao Januario stadium with an easy tap-in following Cayo Tenorio's cross.
The Czech team doubled the lead on 47 minutes, after another Israeli mistake, this time by defender Eitan Tibi, letting striker Matej Vydra make it 2-0.
"My eyes are on the crown heading to Gdynia, I want to win back my world half title but I know the challenge ahead especially when you know the field is strong, but I believe we have the best squad which will enable us win the championship," Jepchirchir told Xinhua on Friday.
He added, "Tokyo continues to be the best prepared Olympic city. The health and safety of all concerned remain our top priority."
The former leader of Changzhou Division, Kunshan FC, lost to Heilongjiang Lava Spring on Wednesday, which gave Yatai and Nantong a chance to lead.
In the day's other game, five Jiangsu players scored in double figures, led by center Xu Chenyan's 21 points, as they defeated Xinjiang. Chen Xiaojia and Liang Jiamei also bagged 16 and 15 respectively for Jiangsu.
The finals of S10 will be held in the newly-constructed Pudong Football Stadium on October 31, with free admission for 6,312 spectators. Enditem
Muriel made it 3-0 by thumping a shot past goalkeeper Wuilker Farinez after taking possession in his own half and leaving Venezuela's defense in his wake with a rapid counterattack.
Luis Enrique will make changes to his side on Saturday with goalkeeper David de Gea likely to replace Kepa Arrizabalaga, who will have been happy to keep a clean sheet in Lisbon after his recent troubles at Chelsea.