Russian and German teams on track
The defending European Champion, the strong Polish junior team, consisting of Wojciech Szewczyk, Marcel Fortunski and Adrian Borowiec had no chance against the juniors from Team Russia and lost 0:3. The Russian Teams were as expected both very strong and can be considered favourites in this year’s youth European Championships. The juniors have crushed team Poland with 3:0, leaving not many chances for the Polish lads. In the pupil’s division, the Russians were victorious over Team North Cyprus with 2:0.
Just as the Russian teams, Germany has two teams that both can be counted in when it comes to favourites for the title. In the junior’s division, Germany defeated Spain 3:0 and will proceed to the winner’s qualification round. In the pupil’s division, Germany left no chance for the tough Austrians and sent them to the left side of the draw.
Poland’s pupils are still on track after a 3:0 victory over Bulgaria; the Dutch Team is not so successful in the moment. The juniors have lost 1:2 to Norway while the pupils have lost their opener against Austria, also with 2:1. Since we are in the early stage of the team event in both divisions, junior’s and pupil’s, no team has been eliminated yet. There is still a chance for every nation which is participating to claim a title in one of the team events.
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