Forty (40) teams have been divided into four groups, each consisting of two sub-groups. Each sub-group will have round-robin matches; the two sub-group winners of each group will then face each other for the right to enter the semi-finals.
The other teams will fight for placings. The runners-up of each group will vie for places 5-8; the third-placed teams for places 9-12, and so on.
In today’s redraw, the places of the 16 seeded teams from the original draw were retained; the remaining 24 teams (ranked 17 to 40) and their respective sub-groups were picked by lots. The redraw saw defending champions China placed with Canada, Italy, Turkey and Mexico in sub-group A1, while Malaysia and India in sub-group A2 were drawn alongside USA, Zambia and El Salvador.
No. 2 seeds Korea have been drawn with Denmark, New Zealand, Australia and Venezuela in sub-group D1, while D2 consists of Chinese Taipei, England, Iceland, Sweden and Slovenia.
Last year’s runners-up Indonesia are alongside Singapore, Chile, Guyana and Peru in sub-group C1; C2 consists of Thailand, Spain, Cuba, South Africa and Costa Rica.
Dominican Republic – inadvertently omitted in the original draw – will have to contend with Japan, Netherlands, Guatemala and Macau in sub-group B1. Hong Kong, Germany, France, Hungary and Colombia are drawn together in sub-group B2.
The proceedings were witnessed and signed off by BWF Assessor Chua Soo Hock (above) of Malaysia. The team event will be held from 4 to 8 November, followed by the individual event from 10 to 15 November in Lima, Peru.