Kosintseva Sisters Won't Play For the Russian Team in a Friendly Match Against China

Время публикации: 07.05.2012 14:39 | Последнее обновление: 07.05.2012 14:39

Alexandra Kosteniuk published on her Livejournal (in Russian) the paticipants list of the Russian national team, which will play a friendly match against China on July 1st-9th in St. Petersburg. Except Kosteniuk Russian team will be presented by Alisa Galliamova, Valentina Gunina, Olga Girya and Natalia Pogonina. The Chinese team will consist of all the strongest players except Hou Yifan: Ju Wenjun, Zhao Xue, Ding Yixin, Huang Qian and Shen Yang. 

"I haven't played in this kind of friendly matches for a long time, but i think that this match, right before the Olympiad in Istanbul, will be very useful for our women's team! We'll try to give them a good fight!" - concluded the former World Champion. 



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