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The groups have been drawn!
Date: 12/3/2019 12:51 PM
Published by : Alan Raftery
The draw for the European Men's & Women's Team Championships took place in the host town of Liévin, France, on the evening of 3 December.


Group 1 – Denmark, Wales, Latvia, Switzerland. 

Group 2 – England, Estonia, Greenland, Sweden. 

Group 3 – France, Hungary, Turkey, Belgium. 

Group 4 – Russia, Austria, Ireland, Poland.

Group 5 – Germany, Czech Republic, Azerbaijan, Iceland. 

Group 6 – Netherlands, Slovakia, Luxembourg, Lithuania.
Group 7 – Finland, Slovenia, Portugal, Norway, Ukraine. 

Group 8 – Spain, Bulgaria, Italy, Israel, Croatia. 

The winner of each group will advance to the quarterfinals


Group 1 – Denmark, Netherlands, Ireland, Estonia. 

Group 2 – Russia, Belgium, Iceland, Lithuania. 

Group 3 – France, England, Belarus, Israel.

Group 4 – Germany, Slovakia, Portugal, Latvia.

Group 5 – Bulgaria, Ukraine, Hungary, Wales. 

Group 6 – Turkey, Finland, Slovenia, Czech Republic.

Group 7 – Spain, Poland, Scotland, Norway, Sweden. 

The winner of each group and the best overall runner up will advance to the quarterfinals.

The championships will take place 11-16 February 2020. The event officially crowns the best male and female national teams in Europe and at the same time works as the European qualification event towards the Thomas & Uber Cup Finals.

Two former champions meet
The women’s draw threw up a group containing two former champions. In group one, the current and five-time champions Denmark will have an opening match against the 2006 champions Netherlands. It is a match up we have been entertained by many times over the years at the European Team Championships and the Uber Cup. 

Hosts France drew unseeded England in group three. Émilie Lefel, who was helping conduct the draw, commented about this match-up for the French women.

-I haven’t been too nice to my team, as it will definitely be a tough opening match against England for the hosts France. I will be keeping my fingers crossed for my teammates. 

In the men’s draw, the French team who are looking for gold after winning bronze and silver at the previous two championships drew Hungary, Turkey and neighbours Belgium in group three.

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