Table Tennis World Cup: The signing is released! National table tennis is difficult to meet opponents, Japan meets strong opponents, and South Korea has little pressure
On December 3, Beijing time, the draw results of the first phase of the Chengdu Table Tennis Mixed Team World Cup were released, and the national table tennis is about to face Sweden, Puerto Rico, and Hong Kong, China in the group stage.
Japan will encounter a strong opponent France in the group stage, although the former has a greater advantage, but there is a possibility of losing, the Lebrun brothers and Yuan Jiannan have strong strength, while the South Korean team is under little pressure, and it should be easier to advance.
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The World Cup adopts a new competition system, that is, the mixed team of men and women, and singles and doubles have to compete, which is more advantageous for the more balanced team, China, Japan and South Korea have become the favorites to advance to the semi-finals, Germany, Chinese Taipei and other teams are also relatively strong, but due to Bol, Ocharov, Lin Yunru, Zheng Yijing and other celebrities gave up playing, the strength was greatly reduced.
It is also in this situation that the French team, which has risen rapidly recently, also has the strength to impact the top four, as for Sweden, which is strong in men and weak in women, Romania is strong in women and weak in men.
The day before the start of the tournament on December 4, the draw results of each team have been released -
Group A: China, Hong Kong, Sweden, Puerto Rico;
Group B: Germany, Portugal, Egypt, Slovakia;
Group C: Japan, France, Romania, United States, Australia;
Group D: South Korea, Chinese Taipei, Singapore, India, Canada.
As mentioned earlier, the pressure of national table tennis in Group A is not very great, or it is difficult to meet opponents before meeting Japan and South Korea, and the athletes who have a certain threat in the first stage are basically only Huang Zhenting, Du Kaiqin, Karlsson, Carlberg, A. Diaz Five, they together are difficult to win the main force of national table tennis, not to mention that they are scattered in three teams, it is even more difficult to upset.
The strongest team in Group B was originally Germany, but this time the master was seriously absent, and only Shan Xiaona, a core main player, participated in the battle, which had little advantage and might not be able to hit the first place in the group, but it should still be possible to keep the second place and advance.
The Japan-France battle in Group C is the most interesting, the strength of the Japanese team does not need to be introduced, the current strength of the French team is also relatively balanced, as for the Romanian female athletes, the impact is strong, the United States men's and women's teams are average, Australia is the weakest of all the participating teams, the difficulty of qualifying is the most, and there is almost no hope of qualifying.
The strongest teams in Group D were originally South Korea and Chinese Taipei, but the latter also gave up one after another, and India's two famous players, Ghana Sekaran and Batra, did not come, and Singapore had the hope of attacking second place.
The competition will kick off at 10:00 a.m. on December 4th, let's cheer for the Chinese team together!