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Nigeria Battles India In ITTF Quarterfinal

Posted: Mar 4, 2016 at 5:40 am   /   by   /   comments (0)
Nigeria will play India in one of the quarterfinal matches scheduled for Friday March 4 at the ongoing International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) World Team Championship taking place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Having finished second behind Nigeria in Group F, India beat Hungary 3-1 in the round of 16 to book a quarterfinal slot against Nigeria.
In the group match, India suffered a 3-0 defeat against Nigeria and the win against Hungary has set up a rematch against the West Africa giant.
Also, Egypt, which is in race with Nigeria to gain promotion to the Championship Division as well as jostle for the continent sole slot in the team event of the Rio Olympics, will face Puerto Rico in the quarterfinal match.
For the women event, Egypt the only African team in division two will play Croatia in the quarterfinal.
In the championship division, defending champion, China will play Sweden, Japan battles Hong Kong, England slugs it out with France, while former European Champion – Portugal will square up against South Korea.
The tournament ends on Sunday March 6 with men and women finals. Over 90 countries are competing in the one-week tournament.