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Germany and Sweden in same group in Guangzhou


World Team Classic, to be staged in the Chinese city of Guangzhou from Thursday to Sunday will gather 24 teams in Men’s and Women’s Event. Europe will have three represents in Men’s and three in Women’s Event. Timo BOLL and Dimitrij OVTCHAROV have both wi

World Team Classic, to be staged in the Chinese city of Guangzhou from Thursday to Sunday will gather 24 teams in Men’s and Women’s Event. Europe will have three represents in Men’s and three in Women’s Event.

Timo BOLL and Dimitrij OVTCHAROV have both withdrawn from the Germany Team, so Bastian STEGER, Patrick BAUM and Patrick FRANZISKA now form the German outfit. They will play in the same Group as Sweden, the team who also had to go through changes.

Fabian AKERSTRÖM replaces Pär GERELL and lines up alongside Jens LUNDQVIST, Kristian KARLSSON and Mattias KARLSSON. Third team in the Group B is Brazil.

Third European team is Austria. CHEN Weixing, Robert GARDOS, Daniel HABESOHN and Stefan FEGERL will face challenge from the adversaries coming from Korea Republic and United States.

Seeded no. 6 Germany, bronze medalists in the Women’s event at the LIEBHERR World Team Championships in Moscow in 2011, will be the best ranked European team in Guangzhou. Irene IVANCAN and Petrissa SOLJA will join WU Jiaduo and Kristin SILBEREISEN One place below is Netherlands led by new coach – Elena TIMINA. LI Jiao, winner of the Women’s Singles title at the European Championships in both 2007 in Belgrade and in 2011, will be on duty. She lines up alongside Linda CREEMERS and Britt EERLAND. Natalia PARTYKA, Katarzyna GRZYBOWSKA and Magdalena SZCZERKOWSKA will play for Poland.

Netherlands is in the Group A with China and USA, Poland is in Group B with Singapore and Australia, whilst Germany is with Japan and Brazil.

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