Singapore, Netherlands, Canada and Spain are now in Group 2A while Hong Kong, USA, France and Brazil are in Group 2B for the Vivo BWF Sudirman Cup 2015, following a redraw.
A redraw of Group 2 was necessitated due to a discrepancy in the team rankings following confirmation that points from a player ineligible for representation were included in the USA team ranking.
The player is under USA’s jurisdiction (GCR 9) but cannot represent that country as per the requirements of GCR 8 International Representation. On recalculation of their team points, the USA were ranked 16th, therefore in Group 2 and not in Group 1. Russia became the 12th team and part of Group 1 for the World Mixed Team Championships.
It was therefore decided that:
- Russia would be promoted to take USA’s place in Group 1B (with Japan and Chinese Taipei). There is no other change in Group 1.
- Group 2 would be redrawn as there were changes in the seeding order (Russia having previously been ranked 13th while the USA, who replaced them in Group 2, are ranked 16th).
- There is no change to Groups 3 and 4.
The Vivo BWF Sudirman Cup 2015 takes place May 10-17, 2015, at the Nissan Sports Center in Dongguan, China, with 35 countries competing.