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Mytoman
02-27-2018, 06:36 AM
The world ranking for march is/will be published today, in due time for the draw for the champ division for Halmstad.

Women:
China, Japan, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, will go to groups A,B,C,D according to world ranking
Korea Republic, Romania, will be drawn to C or D
Austria and Singapore will be drawn to A or B
...and the draw wil continue in this way, snake with two and two teams
Seeds 6 and 7 have changed place since february. From the last ranking Romania would have to face China or Japan in the group. Now Austria will get that job.

Mens ranking is not out yet.

The draw is today at 14:00/2pm Swedish time in Halmstad Arena.

Mytoman
02-27-2018, 06:43 AM
For men it will be:
Germany, China, Japan and France in group A,B,C and D
Korea and Chinese Taipei will be drawn to C or D
Hong Kong and Portugal will be drawn to A or B
No real change in the top from february.
Team 9 and 10 will also go to group A or B.

Garrison
02-27-2018, 07:53 AM
Did the teams nominate all their players already? I hope Germany goes with Steger over Duda and Franziska, because he is still capable of beating most non chinese players.

Mytoman
02-27-2018, 08:19 AM
All teams have nominated a preliminary squad. They can modify online for two more weeks. Then I would think it is official. However, it is ok to substitute players until the evening before the tournament. You can just hand the form to the competition manager at the venue... I believe most nations have a nomination policy, and the team should be more or less ready now. For Sweden men there is one place up for grabs. Japan team should be possible to find at jtta

NextLevel
02-27-2018, 10:38 AM
All teams have nominated a preliminary squad. They can modify online for two more weeks. Then I would think it is official. However, it is ok to substitute players until the evening before the tournament. You can just hand the form to the competition manager at the venue... I believe most nations have a nomination policy, and the team should be more or less ready now. For Sweden men there is one place up for grabs. Japan team should be possible to find at jtta

They want to leave Gerell off the squad? I thought the squad would obviously be Karlsson, Larsson, Gerell, Kallberg and Moregardh.

Mytoman
02-27-2018, 12:02 PM
https://www.facebook.com/wttc2018halmstad/videos/1236766943123270/

Live on Facebook now

Mytoman
02-27-2018, 12:19 PM
Women teams:
A China, Singapore, Russia, India, Belarus, Sweden
B Japan, Austria, Hungary, Ukraine, Egypt, USA
C Chinese Taipei, Romania, Netherlands, Poland, DPR Korea, Czech Republic
D Hong Kong, Korea republic, Germany, Thailand, Brazil, Luxemburg

Mytoman
02-27-2018, 12:42 PM
Mens teams:
A Germany, Hong Kong, Sweden, Egypt, Romania, Slovenia
B China, Portugal, Brazil, Russia, Czech Republic, DPR Korea
C Japan, Chinese Taipei, England, Belgium, Belarus, Singapore
D France, Korea Republic, Austria, India, Croatia, Poland

yoass
02-27-2018, 12:43 PM
That leave of absence of the entire englishwomen's department is getting long in the tooth. What's with that, are women somehow banned from playing over there? Seems like there's not even a team to be fielded.

Yet I recall strong english players, back in the day. Jill Hammersley, to name but one. The Rowe sisters. What happened across the pond? Even tabletennisengland.co.uk shows a men-and-children only game.

Mytoman
02-27-2018, 12:44 PM
The other divisions will be published later today.

TableTennisDaily
02-27-2018, 06:03 PM
Sweden vs Denmark live now: http://www.laola1.tv/en-int/livestream/2018-02-27-sweden-denmark-len

Garrison
02-27-2018, 06:21 PM
Sweden vs Denmark live now: http://www.laola1.tv/en-int/livestream/2018-02-27-sweden-denmark-len

Why are they playing right now? Test match? Sweden is qualified or not

EDIT: nvm, they are playing qualifiers for european championship.