Kuala Lumpur: In the 2016 Uber Cup drawing ceremony that took place at Tonino Lamborghini Hotel in Kunshan, Jiangsu Province of China, on Monday, both Malaysia and India have been handed tough draws in the group stage of the 2016 Uber Cup finals that will be held in Kunshan, China from May 15 to 22.
The Malaysian Uber Cup team have been drawn into a very competitive pool, and they will be up against the hosts and defending champions China, European champions Denmark and Spain.
“It’s undoubtedly a tough group, but we still stand a good chance of winning against Denmark and Spain,” said Morten Frost, the technical director of Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM).
The 2014 Uber Cup runners-up Japan were drawn with India, Australia and Germany. Group B consists of Korea, Chinese Taipei, Mauritius and USA, while Group C has Thailand, Indonesia, Bulgaria and Hong Kong China.
Draw for the Group Stage of the 2016 Uber Cup:
Group A: China, Denmark, Spain, Malaysia
Group B: Korea, Chinese Taipei, Mauritius, USA
Group C: Thailand, Indonesia, Bulgaria, Hong Kong China
Group D: Japan, India, Australia, Germany.