Back-to-back matches against USA in Jiangning, China will open the Chinese adventure as the host team this weekend in the 2009 FIVB World League.
After USA, the Chinese team will face the Netherlands and Italy in the next two consecutive weekends.
The Chinese team just ended its battles against its rivals in Pool A in the last three weeks with a result of 1 win & 5 losts, arriving in Jiangning, China on Monday.
For the first match against USA, Mr. Zhou, the head coach of China, will stick to its previous start list: Bian Hongmin, Guo Peng, Liang Chunlong, Zhong Weijun, Cui Jianjun, Jiao Shuai, Chen Ping, Yu Dawei, Shen Qiong, Jiang Kun, Li Runming, Ren Qi, Ding Hui.
"The tournament is quite competitive for most of the players. They did not show the stability on the court and were weak in catching up different scenarios." Zhou said. "We consider this tournament as a vital step on the road to the Asian Volleyball Championship."