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Korea Facing Denmark in World Juniors

The redraw for the Mixed Team Championships of the BWF World Junior Championships 2015 was conducted in the BWF office in Kuala Lumpur today.

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.

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