Germany wants to conclude the first phase unbeatenPhoto: Manfred SCHILLINGS, DTTB
ITTF-European Championships Teams
Germany is looking to maintain their unbeaten status in the first phase in the Women’s Singles Event at the ITTF-European Championships Teams. On Tuesday they will host Luxembourg.
Luxembourg already suffered against leader 3:1, whilst German team beat Azerbaijan twice as well.
In Group A2 Netherlands also recorded three victories; over Croatia and Italy twice. However, the match in Italy went full distance, so we can expect thrilling game again. In A3 Russia, the leader, is wounded. Despite their seeding, they failed to post single victory so far. They lost against Belarus twice and against Sweden. Now they await Sweden. This is not last match Nordic team. They will meet Belarus in the last round.
In Group A4 Hungary was also caught on the wrong foot at the beginning of the phase. They lost against Spain opening match. Hungary recovered to beat them in October and added another victory over Czech Republic in away match. Now Czech Republic team comes to Hungary.
Austria is unbeaten in A5 and they will meet Portugal who suffered against hosts already in March. In A6 Poland is looking for an opportunity to level the score against Ukraine, who beat them in March.
In B1 Serbia has an easy task to repeat the success against Bulgaria, after they recorded three victories already. In B2 Turkey is also unbeaten and they will meet Denmark. In B3 England hosts Greece. They already beat Norway twice and Greece once. In B4 Lithuania will host Israel. So far leader is unbeaten. In B5 Slovakia beat top seeded Belgium and now they are will meet them as guests. Belgium beat Bosnia and Herzegovina twice.