World Table Tennis Championships Rewind!

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www.ittf.com|24-Mar-2020 18:22

Tune into ITTF’s social media channels this week for six days of classic encounters and legendary players from the 2006 World Team Table Tennis Championships!

This week, the Hana Bank 2020 World Team Table Tennis Championships had originally been scheduled to take place in Busan, Korea Republic, before the COVID-19 outbreak saw the event postponed.

While the international table tennis community will inevitably have to wait until a later date to find out who will be the next champions of the world, there will still be a full schedule of world-class table tennis action to be enjoyed on the ITTF’s social media channels this week.

The year is 2006 and the globe’s greatest stars have gathered in Bremen, Germany, to battle for the sport’s biggest prizes at the 2006 World Team Table Tennis Championships!

Timo Boll, Zoran Primorac, Michael Maze, Werner Schlager, Ma Lin, Wang Liqin, Ryu Seung-min, Ai Fukuhara, Tamara Boros, Zhang Yining, Wang Nan… the list of blockbuster athletes on show is endless.

To keep you entertained from the comfort of your home, here are the matches which you can look forward to watching over the coming week on the ITTF’s social media channels: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Youtube, Weibo

Tuesday 24 March, 12:00 GMT
Full match streamed on Facebook and YouTube:

Men’s Team Group A: China vs Denmark

-Wang Liqin vs Michael Maze
-Ma Lin vs. Martin Monrad
-Chen Qi vs Christian Larsen

-Men’s Team Group A: China vs Denmark
-Men’s Team Group C: Poland vs Germany
-Women’s Team Group A: China vs Romania
-Women’s Team Group C: Korea Republic vs Germany
Wednesday 25 March, 12:00 GMT
Full match streamed on Facebook and YouTube:

Men’s Team Group C: Germany vs Austria

-Timo Boll vs Chen Weixing
-Zoltan Fejer-Konnerth vs Werner Schlager
-Christian Suss vs Robert Gardos
-Timo Boll vs Werner Schlager
-Highlights available on YouTube:

Men’s Team Group C: Germany vs Austria
Men’s Team Group A: China vs Sweden
Men’s Team Group B: Croatia vs Korea Republic
Men’s Team Group D: Hong Kong China vs Chinese Taipei
Women’s Team Group D: Croatia vs Russia
Women’s Team Group D: Japan vs Slovakia
Women’s Team Round of 16: Austria vs Germany
Women’s Team Round of 16: Croatia vs Hungary
Thursday 26 March, 12:00 GMT
Full match streamed on Facebook and YouTube:

Men’s Team Group B: France vs Japan

-Damien Eloi vs Kaii Yoshida
-Sebastien Jover vs Seiya Kishikawa
-Patrick Chila vs Koji Matsushita
-Damien Eloi vs Seiya Kishikawa
-Highlights available on YouTube:

Men’s Team Group B: France vs Japan
Men’s Team Group C: Germany vs Serbia
Men’s Team Round of 16: Austria vs Greece
Men’s Team Round of 16: Belgium vs France
Women’s Team Quarter-Final: China vs DPR Korea
Women’s Team Quarter-Final: Hong Kong China vs Austria
Women’s Team Quarter-Final: Japan vs Hungary
Women’s Team Quarter-Final: Belarus vs Korea Republic
Friday 27 March, 12:00 GMT
Full match streamed on Facebook and YouTube:

Women’s Team Semi-Final: Hong Kong China vs Japan

-Lin Ling vs Ai Fukuhara
-Tie Yana vs Saki Kanazawa
-Lau Sui Fei vs Haruna Fukuoka
-Tie Yana vs Ai Fukuhara
-Lin Ling vs Saki Kanazawa
-Highlights available on YouTube:

Men’s Team Quarter-Final: China vs France
Men’s Team Quarter-Final: Czech Republic vs Korea Republic
Men’s Team Quarter-Final: Hong Kong China vs Austria
Men’s Team Quarter-Final: Russia vs Germany
Women’s Team Semi-Final: China vs Belarus
Women’s Team Semi-Final: Hong Kong China vs Japan
Saturday 28 March, 12:00 GMT
Full matches streamed on Facebook and YouTube:

Men’s Team Semi-Final: China vs Germany

-Ma Lin vs Timo Boll
-Wang Liqin vs Christian Suss
-Wang Hao vs Zoltan Fejer-Konnerth
-Wang Liqin vs Timo Boll
-Women’s Team Final: China vs Hong Kong China

-Zhang Yining vs Lin Ling
-Guo Yue vs Tie Yana
-Wang Nan vs Lau Sui Fei
-Zhang Yining vs Tie Yana
-Highlights available on YouTube:

Men’s Team Semi-Final: Korea Republic vs Hong Kong China
Men’s Team Semi-Final: China vs Germany
Women’s Team Final: China vs Hong Kong China
Sunday 29 March, 12:00 GMT
Men’s Team Final: China vs Korea Republic

-Wang Hao vs Oh Sang-Eun
-Wang Liqin vs Ryu Seung-Min
-Ma Lin vs Lee Jung-Woo
-Highlights available on YouTube:

Men’s Team Final: China vs Korea Republic
Stay tuned also on Instagram and Twitter for the very best points, irresistible rallies, classic photos and trivia quizzes, all with a World Championships theme!

#ITTFSmashBack Story continues…
Once the dust has settled on an eventful World Championships week, there will be many more “Blast from the Past” matches being replayed across the ITTF’s social media platforms.

By searching the hashtag #ITTFSmashBack you will find the full menu of unforgettable and unmissable encounters to keep you entertained until the action returns for real!