ITTF.- Germany has fallen again. Yesterday the German team faced defeat against France and today England was its executioner. Timo Boll was present against France but today he wasn't in the line-up.
Bastian Steger replaced Boll but he couldn't lead the team to victory either. He lost to Paul Drinkhall by 11-6, 5-11, 7-11, 11-2 and 8-11. Ruwen Filus leveled as he overcame Liam Pitchford by 11-4, 3-11, 11-5 and 12-10.
Samuel Walker collected the third win after defeating Patrick Franziska by 11-6, 11-5, 12-14 and 11-4. In the fourth match Pitchford defeated Steger by 11-8, 11-7, 4-11 and 11-8 and sealed victory to England.
In other matches of the group B, France stood victorious over Sweden by 3-2 and remains as leader. Denmark posted a 3-1 victoy over Malaysia. In the group A China defeated Czech Republic by 3-0, Austria defeated Chinese-Taipei by 3-1 and North Korea beat Greece by 3-1.
In the group C Japan remains unbeaten after defeating Ukraine by 3-0. Poland caused upset as it defeated Portugal by 3-1. Belarus also surprised with its 3-0 win over Singapore. In the group D South Korea got a close victory over Romania by 3-2. Russia upsets Hong Kong by 3-2 and Croatia overcame Italy by 3-0.
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