India get decent draw in Thomas and Uber Cup

The top two teams in each group at the end of the group stage will make it to the knock-out round.

Indian badminton teams were on Wednesday handed comfortable draws in the rescheduled Thomas and Uber Cup Finals, slated to be held between October 9 and 17 in Aarhus, Denmark.

The Indian men’s team has been clubbed alongside defending champions China and minnows Netherlands and Tahiti in Group C, while the women’s side will be challenged by last edition runners-up Thailand, Spain and Scotland in Group B.

The top two teams in each group at the end of the group stage will make it to the knock-out round.

The Indian men’s and women’s teams had failed to reach the knockout stage in the last edition in 2018.

The Indian women’s team had lost to champion China in the semifinal stage in the 2016 edition of Uber Cup. They also reached the semifinal in the 2014 New Delhi edition.

Hosts Denmark, who had claimed the Thomas Cup trophy in 2016, were put in a challenging Group B with Korea, France and Germany.

Indonesia, who have won the Thomas Cup a record 13 times, are in Group A with Chinese Taipei, Algeria and Thailand, while last edition runners-up Japan are in Group D with Malaysia, Canada and England.

ALSO READ  JUST NOW: Man attempts to rape daughter, arrested

In Uber cup, defending champions Japan are in Group A with Indonesia, Germany and France.

China, who have won the tournament 14 times but failed to make the final in 2018 for the first time since they started participating in the 1980s, are in Group D with Denmark, Malaysia and Canada.

Get more stories like this on InstagramTelegram and Whatsapp



All Right Reserved. This material and any other digital content on this platform may not be reproduced, Published, Written or Distributed in full or in part, Without Written Permission from NEWS WESTAFRICANS Media.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Back to top button

Adblock Detected

Please turn off the Ad Blocker from your browser to continue browsing our site.