In opening-week World League action from Pool B held in South Korea and Serbia, all four teams have 1-1 records, with France topping the table with a better point ratio, and Korea, Argentina and Serbia following.
Korea has a shot at taking top spot in Pool B this weekend if they beat the Serbians in the second week of World League 2009 action to be played in Jeonju, Korea.
Because Serbia is the host country for the final round and is therefore guaranteed a place in the final round, Serbia may rest some of its key players this weekend, in which case no one can predict an easy victory by Team Serbia.
Korea, who has just assembled a young new team, was a cause of concern among fans before the start of the World League. However, they were able to prove their potential in the first week against Argentina with some spectacular defense and teamwork.
Serbia, gold medalist at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, is known for its speed, height and powerful attacks. They have regularly taken a spot on the podium in international competitions. However, if Korea shows their specialty--fantastic digs and strong spirit--they are capable of producing surprising results, which many fans in Korea are hoping.