Asia - Europe Challenge live at LAOLA1.tvPhoto: Courtesy ITTF
Asia - Europe Challenge to be held on 4th and 5th August in Nantong, China
The Asia – Europe Challenge will be broadcasted live at LAOLA1.tv this Saturday and Sunday, 4th and 5th August, and live stream links for both days are available. Chinese city of Nantong will host the showcase event that started in 2009 in Istanbul as the Asia-Europe All Stars Series.
Vladimir SAMSONOV will once again line up in Nantong, as will Europe's team leader Marcos FREITAS of Portugal, Jonathan GROTH of Denmark, Kristian KARLSSON of Sweden, and Bastian STEGER of Germany. Players were invited according to May's World Rankings.
WONG Chun Ting of Hong Kong, ranked at number 7 in the world leads the line-up for Team Asia. LEE Sangsu of Korea, Japan's Koki NIWA, CHUANG Chih-Yuan of Chinese Taipei and former World and Olympic Champion ZHANG Jike of China make up a very strong Asia Team.
In the last encounter in Dongguan in 2016, Asia won the My Hills International Trade Center Asia-Europe All Stars Challenge having fielded another strong team of China's FAN Zhendong, Chinese Taipei's CHUANG Chih-Yuan, Hong Kong's WONG Chun Ting, Singapore's GAO Ning, and Korea's JOO Saehyuk who won 6:4 (4:1 and 2:3). On that occasion, Team Europe was represented by Vladimir SAMSONOV of Belarus, Tiago APOLONIA of Portugal, Andrej GACINA of Croatia, Alexander SHIBAEV of Russia, and CHEN Weixing of Austria.
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There is also a direct link from the ETTU.org website https://www.ettu.org/en/
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