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    • Men's World Cup 2019 | Everything You Need To Know

      The star-studded Chengdu Airlines 2019 ITTF Men's World Cup will take place in China at the end of the month. Beginning on November 29th, Fan Zhendong will begin his title defence against tough competition including Ma Long, Lin Yun-Ju, Timo Boll and wild card Mattias Falck (the full players list can be seen at the end of the article). This is the 40th time this tournament has been staged from its beginnings in 1980 in Hong Kong.


      Fan Zhendong the Men's World Cup Winner in 2018 - Photo via ITTF Flickr

      The winner of the $60,000 top prize will be decided in the final which takes place at 17:30 on Sunday 1st December. Before the main draw the bottom 12 seeds will need to battle through their groups for a place in the main event joining the top 8 seeds. The draw for this group stage will take place on Thursday afternoon at 16:00 before play commences the following day. After the groups have finished on Friday, the top 2 players will be put in to the hat and there will be a draw to decipher the first-round matches at 18:00. This will make up the final 16 players that will compete in the knockout rounds.


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