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Popov: The cheering will be for us
Date: 1/28/2020 2:53 PM
Published by : Emilie Sommer (BEC)

Only two weeks until the European Men’s & Women's Team Championships (EMWTC) begins! This year it takes place in France. The city of Liévin (Northern France) will host the competition from the 11 to 16 of February 2020. It will be one of the biggest badminton events in Europe this year.

A record number of teams were entered, with 34 men’s teams and 29 women’s teams. 

In the six days, the teams will fight to be officially crowned the best male and female national teams in Europe. At the same time the event works as the European qualification event towards the Thomas & Uber Cup Finals.

Last time the EMWTC was held, it was in Kazan, Russia. Below you can see the medallists from 2018. 


Gold – Denmark

Silver – England

Bronze – France & Germany


Gold – Denmark

Silver – Germany

Bronze – Russia & Spain

Toma Junior Popov is one of the players from the French team, who will step on court to try and claim the title from the Danish team. Looking forward to the event he says: 

- I am looking forward to play on home court, there is always a special feeling when we play at home! The atmosphere will be great and all the cheering will be for us. 

- I expect that the team will fight hard to win the tournament, but even to qualify for the world stage will be great, he ends. 

At the same time as the EMWTC, the European U15 Championships will be held from 14 to 16 of February also in Liévin, France. 

To get close and watch the top European players in action, click here to buy your ticket! 

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