Romania prepares the spectacular opening match in the EC QualificationsPhoto: ITTF
European Championships Qualification Team Events
The match between Austria and Kosovo three days ago opened the European Championships Qualification Team Events, before the official start. The official kick off in 10 groups in men’s and women’s Championships Divisions will be on Tuesday.
Only one match, the clash between the teams ranked at the top position and in the place no. three in their respective groups will be played on 27th.
In every group there are three teams and they will play against each other in two matches (home and away). Ten group winners will qualify for the Championships division. The teams who finished the opening stage at poistion no. three in their respective groups will qualify for the Challenge division. Ten teams at position no. two, will drawn into five play off matches. Five play off winners will qualify for the Championships division.
For the opening round, the match between Romania and Greece will be arranged in unusual manner. Romanian Federation announced that the match will be broadcasted live by national television and it will be played inside one of the main studios of RTV.
Group A: Austria vs. Denmark
Group B: Germany vs.Switzerland
Group C: France vs. Finland
Group D: Belarus vs. Israel
Group E: Sweden vs.Estonia
Group F Portugal vs. Lithuania
Group G: Greece vs. Netherlands
Group H. Poland vs. Slovenia
Group I: Russia vs.Bulgaria
Group J: Czech Republic vs.Turkey
Group A: Germany vs. England
Group B: Romania vs. Greece
Group C: Russia vs. Bulgaria
Group D: Ukraine vs. Finland
Group E: Poland vs. Switzerland
Group F: Austria vs Kosovo 3:0
Group G: Czech republic vs. Lithuania
Group H. Portugal vs. Azerbaijan
Group I: France vs. Italy
Group J: Hungary vs. Belgium