The Blacks and Yellows have put together a squad with exceptionally talented youngsters and seem the only serious challenger.
Clemens Wickler and Julius Thole from Germany are also the favorites for the EuroBeachVolley 2020 gold.
Though affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, the past CBA season was regarded as a remarkable one in the league's 25-year history.
However, speaking to Xinhua on Wednesday, Gor chairman Ambrose Rachier, said the record 19-time domestic league winners were focused on signing new players whilst ensuring their players keep fit in small groups as COVID-19 protocols dictate.
According to Reuters, Diack was found guilty of accepting bribes from Russian athletes suspected of doping, to cover up test results and let them compete in major events including the 2012 London Olympics.
As expected, head coach Tite also called up Paris Saint-Germain pair Neymar and Marquinhos, Chelsea veteran Thiago Silva, Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro and Barcelona's Philippe Coutinho.
The 48-year-old coach started his career in 2009 as the head coach of Iranian Pas Hamedan and then headed Iran's national U-23 team, Naft Tehran, Esteghlal and Zob Ahan.
Adrian Mierzejewski added the third in the 71st minute after collecting Marcelo Cirino's heel pass in close range, bringing three league wins in a row to Lifan.
Meanwhile the fixtures between Athletic Club and FC Barcelona, Sevilla and Elche, and Levante and Atletico Madrid have been postponed because of Barcelona, Sevilla, Atletico and Elche's late finishes to last season and they will now be played in December.
Celta received good news on Wednesday when they completed a move to bring Jeison Murillo back to the club for another season. Murillo was vital as Oscar Garcia's side escaped relegation last season and although the central defender won't play against Valencia on Saturday, his arrival is a major boost for the club.
Qian Jiegei (R) of Shanghai Greenland Shenhua vies with Wen Yongjun of Guangzhou R&F during the first round match between Shanghai Greenland Shenhua and Guangzhou R&F at the CFA (The Chinese Football Association) Cup Dalian Division in Dalian, northeast China's Liaoning Province, Sept. 18, 2020. (Xinhua/Long Lei)