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xopxeech

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Friday, February 16th 2007, 10:27pm

Chinese Volleyball Withdraws from World Cup 2007

Chinese Volleyball Withdraws from World Cup

China's women's volleyball team has decided to withdraw from their participation in the 2007 World Cup tournament set for Japan from November 1 to December 2.
Guangzhou-based Yangcheng Evening News reports the head coach of the Chinese women's team, Chen Zhonghe, said his squad will pay full attention to the preparation for the Beijing Olympics, with only the World Women's Volleyball Grand Prix in sight for this year.

Chen added the match-free year will leave enough time for his players to recover from injuries.

Team captain Feng Kun and fragile blocker Zhao Ruirui have been in the United States for surgery and will return home in about a month.

The Chinese volleyball teams will compete at the Beijing Games as hosts. The International Volleyball Federation had consulted with the Chinese volleyball administration, proposing China give up participation at the World Cup, which is also a qualifying event for the 2008 Olympics.

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Saturday, February 17th 2007, 3:05pm

for me im happy :twisted: bec only brazil that russia will have diffculties..but i still hope that russia wins ther 18 european cham.

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Saturday, February 24th 2007, 5:34am

sad, sad sad, now the world cup became the qualification tournament for olympic
antyway, brazil and russia are the two teams that have the greatest chance 8)

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Friday, September 7th 2007, 6:53pm

What about Netherlands?
they can be quite surprising, if they qualify
also don't forget USA and Cuba, they can be strong when they want to...
and Japan...being the host...always have an advantage

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