Preview Day Two: Action intensifies, group stage to conclude
Site Products
Preview Day Two: Action intensifies, group stage to conclude

Preview Day Two: Action intensifies, group stage to conclude

(by Simon Daish)
Preview Day Two: Action intensifies, group stage to conclude
Following an exciting start to the 2018 ITTF-Team World Cup the second day of action in London is anticipated to produce just as much drama with the final round of group stage matches taking place in the opening session on Friday 23rd February before quarter-finals action draws the day to a conclusion.

With four group winners already through to the last eight of the Women’s Team event the attention turns to the race for second position in each group.

The closest battle for a runner up spot could come courtesy of Group A as the United States of America and Egypt meet in a play-off for the quarter-finals. Both sides suffered 3-0 defeats at the hands of Japan on day one, but which team will join the second seeds in reaching the second stage of the event?

Team England faces a difficult task ahead with the hosts requiring an almighty result to keep their campaign alive. Opponents Singapore surely enter the remaining Group C encounter as the big favourites to progress, but England won’t go down without a fight and will attempt to make the most of of the home crowd advantage.

Two further ties will also be contested: Bernadette Szocs and her Romanian teammates will fancy their chances of qualifying from Group D but first they must see off Australia while the runner up of the 2015 ITTF-Team World Cup DPR Korea takes on Brazil for second position in Group B.

Either one of Sweden or France will miss out on the last eight of the Men’s Team category as the seventh and ninth seeds go head-to-head in a thrilling Group A finale.

China eased to top spot in the group with powerful displays against both the Swedish and French outfits, leaving both sides in a nervous position heading into day two. Only one team can qualify; will it be Kristian Karlsson and Team Sweden or Emmanuel Lebesson’s France?

For full article, please click here

Latest News

Butterfly Training Tips With Tiffany Ke – Serve & Attack Forehand Smash

December 7, 2022
(By: Bowmar Sports Team) In this Butterfly Training Tips, Tiffany Ke is focus on Serve & Attack with… Read More

Bowmar Sport Tournament Highlights – Darryl Tsao WTT Lignano

December 7, 2022
(By: Bowmar Sports Team) In this Bowmar Sports Tournament Highlights Video, Darryl Tsao is in action in the… Read More

ITTF World Youth Championships: Team Event Finishing – Singles and Doubles to Follow

December 5, 2022
(by Steve Hopkins, photo by USATT) The ITTF World Youth Championships is now underway in Tunisia and many… Read More

ITTF World Youth Championships: TeamUSA U19 Girls Reach Quarterfinals

December 4, 2022
(by Steve Hopkins) The ITTF World Youth Championships is now underway in Tunisia and many of the worlds… Read More

WAB CLUB FEATURE: Greater Vancouver Table Tennis Club

December 3, 2022
Founded in 2019 by Wilson Peng Zhang, the Greater Vancouver Table Tennis Club (GVTTC) is a non-profit organization… Read More

Coaching Tips of the Week: What Comes First, Speed or Consistency?

December 3, 2022
(By Larry Hodges) Top players play at super-fast speeds, and are seemingly able to loop kill or smash… Read More

Bowmar Sports Welcomes Oscar A. Birriel

December 2, 2022
(By: Bowmar Sports Team) Bowmar Sports welcomes Puerto Rico’s Oscar A Birriel to the team! In this introduction… Read More

Butterfly Training Tips With Jinxin Wang – Backhand & Forehand Block

December 1, 2022
(By: Bowmar Sports Team) In this Butterfly Training Tips with Jinxin Wang, where he is working on his… Read More
View All News

Get the latest from Butterfly

Stay “In The Loop” with Butterfly professional table tennis equipment, table tennis news, table tennis technology, tournament results, and We Are Butterfly players, coaches, clubs and more.