Aya Ohori of Japan

Defending women’s champions China will face Thailand in the quarter-finals while last year’s runners-up Japan will take on Chinese Taipei in the E-Plus Badminton Asia Team Championships when the draw for the knockout stage was made following the completion of the preliminary round group matches on Thursday.

In other quarter-finals matches Malaysia, runners-up in Group Y will face second seeds South Korea who topped Group X. Indonesia, who shocked champions China 3-2 in their final Group Z match at the Sultan Abdul Halim Stadium in Alor Setar earlier in the morning take on India for a place in the semifinals. – BADMINTON ASIA



Japan versus Chinese Taipei

Indonesia versus India

China versus Thailand

Malaysia versus South Korea

All quarter-final matches at Sultan Abdul Halim Stadium, Alor Setar, Kedah (8.30am)


RESULTS (Final preliminary round matches, Feb 8)



Thailand beat Malaysia 3-2

Vietnam beat Philippines 5-0



Group B

Kazakhstan beat Nepal 5-0

South Korea beat Japan 3-2

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