The China National Team is conducting preparations for the 2022 FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Championship by playing friendly matches against men’s clubs.
Cai Bin, the head coach of the women’s national team of China, hasn’t yet chosen the 14-player list who’ll participate in the FIVB World Championships starting on September 23. He has decided to bring an enlarged group of 16 players (but reduced from 22 players compared to the preparation phase in China) with him to Europe for the final stage of preparations for the event in Poland and The Netherlands.
However, prior to arriving at the ’Old Continent’, the China National Team played a sparring encounter against men. And, it definitely is no longer a novelty. On the contrary, it’s becoming almost a tradition, established during the command of Lang Ping over the national team and resumed after the handover of the post to Cai Bin: on the ’eve’ of the major international competitions, the women’s national team of China always puts in place at least one friendly match with one of the male sides. A few days back, this was confirmed by the test match against the Chinese men’s top division club Zhejiang, played at the Ningbo training camp.