A member of the National team of Azerbaijan had a training session in Vienna during the last month. In an interview to Apasport.az he stated that.
— To be honest, sportsmen should always prepare — emphasizes Vugar. – If there is a tournament or not, it does not matter. As for the личность with whom I am preparing, all chess players keep it in secret. If somebody thinks that Teimour Radjabov and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov had 1 or 2 trainers, or there were no trainers at all, it is wrong. They both had big teams.
These days the main line-up of the of the Azerbaijan national team gathered in Gabala for the final phase of preparations for the World Team Championship in Ningbo. Gashimov believes that if all the players and their trainers would put their own personal interests aside, as he did himself, the Azerbaijan team can become both the World and Olympic champion.