The Blues beaten by Germany at the World Teams

The French men’s team suffered its first setback on Monday at the World Championships in Chengdu (China). Opposed to a Germany deprived of three of its best players and outclassed by India on Sunday (3-1), the Blues missed an opportunity to ensure qualification in the round of 16.

European champion and world No. 9 Dang Qiu won his two matches, against Félix Lebrun at the start of the match (3-1), then against Alexis Lebrun to close it (3-0). Meanwhile, Alexis Lebrun won against Benedikt Duda (3-0), and Emmanuel Lebesson lost to Kay Stumper, 103rd in the world (3-2).

Meanwhile, India continued their clear round with a 3-2 win over Kazakhstan. French and Indians will face each other on Tuesday (7 a.m. in France). “We feel compelled to win this game to be able to decide our fate”, believes Alexis Lebrun. As a reminder, the first two of each group as well as the two best thirds qualify for the 8th finals.

The French women’s team for its part pocketed a second victory in three games, after suspending Hong Kong on Sunday. Prithika Pavade, Jianan Yuan and Pauline Chasselin outclassed Italy 3-0. They occupy third place in their group before their last match against Brazil on Tuesday (4 hours in France). “We have to win tomorrow (Tuesday) to finish second and qualify directly, responded Ludovic Remy, the coach of the French. We will see the state of the troops, but we have a big collective so we can shoot. »

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