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China blank Germany 5-0, India finish second in their group

Written by: Staff

Sendai, Japan, Apr 30 (UNI) India finished second in their group after China blanked Germany 5-0 in the last league match of the World Team Badminton Championship for the Thomas Cup here today.

The defending champions toyed with the hosts with only one German player -- Reuter Marcel -- taking a game off his opponent while all his compatriots losing in staraight games against the mighty Chinese.

India, who beat Germany 3-2 yesterday, will clash with Group B third placers New Zealand in the pre-quarter-finals tomorrow, while Grermany take on Group B second placers Korea.

China topped Group A while Indonesia, who beat Korea 3-2 today, topped Group B.

Results: Lin Dan bt Joppien Bjoern 22-20, 21-7 Fu Haifeng and Cai Yun bt Hopp Kristof and Kindervater Ingo 21-8, 21-13 Bao Chunlai bt Spitko Roman 22-20, 21-8 Xie Zhongbo and Guo Zhendong bt Fuchs Michael and Dettmann Tim 21-12, 21-12 Chen Jin bt Reuter Marcel 16-21, 21-7, 21-5 UNI XC PDS KN1951

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