2019 Sudirman Cup
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Tournament details
Dates19–26 May
Edition16th
LevelInternational
Competitors377 from 31 nations
VenueGuangxi Sports Center
LocationNanning, China
2017 Gold Coast 2021 Vantaa

The 2019 Sudirman Cup (officially known as the 2019 Total BWF Sudirman Cup for sponsorship reasons) was the 16th edition of the Sudirman Cup, the biennial international badminton championship contested by the mixed national teams of the member associations of Badminton World Federation (BWF), since its inception in 1989. The tournament was played in Nanning, China, between 19 and 26 May 2019.[1] Korea is the defending champion.

China defeated Japan 3–0 in the final to win the tournament.

Host city selection

Nanning was the only bidder for this event.[2] The bid was approved by Badminton World Federation on 18 March 2017 during a meeting in Kuala Lumpur.[3] The city itself won the internal bidding phase by the Chinese Badminton Association, being the preferred city over Nanjing (later chosen to host 2018 BWF World Championships), Qingdao, and Wuhan.[4]

Seedings

The seedings for 32 teams competing in the tournament were announced on 12 March 2019.[5] It was based on aggregated points from the best players in the world ranking as of 5 March 2019. The tournament was divided into four groups, with twelve teams in the elite group competing for the title. Eight teams were seeded into second and third groups and four remaining teams were seeded into fourth group.

On the day of the draw, it was announced that the original list of 32 teams was pared down to 31, with Kenya withdrawing from the tournament. The 31 participating teams were divided into four groups, with Group 1 consisting of the 12 teams that will compete for the title. Group 2 and Group 3 (eight teams each) along with Group 4 (three teams) will fight for overall placings. The draw was held on 19 March 2019.[6]

Rank Team Points Group Notes
1  Japan 450447 1
2  China 442562
3  Indonesia 353008
4  Chinese Taipei 331368
5  South Korea 301475
6  Denmark 293816
7  Thailand 293118
8  India 262590
9  Malaysia 261018
10  England 213529
11  Hong Kong 205146
12  Russia 182260
Rank Team Points Group Notes
13  Netherlands 180954 2
14  Germany 161960
15  Canada 159971
16  France 159030
17  United States 137024
18  Singapore 116740
19  Vietnam 99780
20  Israel 79711
21  Ireland 78929 3
22   Switzerland 68279
23  Australia 60533
24  Sri Lanka 45860
Rank Team Points Group Notes
25  Slovakia 45254 3
26  New Zealand 35709
27    Nepal 27130
28  Lithuania 25348
29  Macau 23200 4
30  Kazakhstan 20820
31  Kenya 4770 Withdrawn
32  Greenland 2500

Group composition

Group 1
Group 1A Group 1B Group 1C Group 1D

 Japan
 Thailand
 Russia

 Indonesia
 Denmark
 England

 Chinese Taipei
 South Korea
 Hong Kong

 China
 India
 Malaysia

Group 2 Group 3 Group 4
Group 2A Group 2B Group 3A Group 3B

 Netherlands
 France
 United States
 Vietnam

 Germany
 Canada
 Singapore
 Israel

 Ireland
 Australia
 New Zealand
   Nepal

  Switzerland
 Sri Lanka
 Slovakia
 Lithuania

 Macau
 Kazakhstan
 Greenland

Tiebreakers

The rankings of teams in each group were determined as follows (regulations Chapter 5 Section 5.1. Article 16.3):[7]

  1. Points
  2. Results between tied teams
  3. Match difference
  4. Game difference
  5. Point difference

Teams that won 3 match first win the tie: 1 points for the winner, 0 points for the loser.

Squads

Further information: 2019 Sudirman Cup squads

Group stage

Main article: 2019 Sudirman Cup group stage

Group 1A

Pos Team Pld W L MF MA MD GF GA GD PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  Japan 2 2 0 7 3 +4 15 6 +9 419 319 +100 2 Advance to Quarterfinals 4–1 3–2
2  Thailand 2 1 1 4 6 −2 9 13 −4 368 403 −35 1 3–2
3  Russia 2 0 2 4 6 −2 8 13 −5 332 397 −65 0
Source: TS
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers

Group 1B

Pos Team Pld W L MF MA MD GF GA GD PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  Indonesia 2 1 1 6 4 +2 12 8 +4 373 338 +35 1 Advance to Quarterfinals 2–3 4–1
2  Denmark 2 1 1 5 5 0 13 12 +1 467 440 +27 1 2–3
3  England 2 1 1 4 6 −2 10 15 −5 417 479 −62 1
Source: TS
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers

Group 1C

Pos Team Pld W L MF MA MD GF GA GD PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  South Korea 2 2 0 7 3 +4 15 7 +8 422 349 +73 2 Advance to Quarterfinals 3–2 4–1
2  Chinese Taipei 2 1 1 5 5 0 12 11 +1 415 407 +8 1 3–2
3  Hong Kong 2 0 2 3 7 −4 7 16 −9 364 445 −81 0
Source: TS
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers

Group 1D

Pos Team Pld W L MF MA MD GF GA GD PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  China 2 2 0 10 0 +10 20 3 +17 481 354 +127 2 Advance to Quarterfinals 5–0 5–0
2  Malaysia 2 1 1 3 7 −4 9 14 −5 399 452 −53 1 3–2
3  India 2 0 2 2 8 −6 5 17 −12 362 436 −74 0
Source: TS
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers

Group 2A

Pos Team Pld W L MF MA MD GF GA GD PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  France 3 3 0 11 4 +7 23 12 +11 677 621 +56 3 Classification round 3–2 4–1 4–1
2  Netherlands 3 2 1 10 5 +5 22 13 +9 679 607 +72 2 3–2 5–0
3  Vietnam 3 1 2 6 9 −3 15 19 −4 606 625 −19 1 3–2
4  United States 3 0 3 3 12 −9 8 24 −16 491 600 −109 0
Source: TS
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers

Group 2B

Pos Team Pld W L MF MA MD GF GA GD PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  Canada 3 3 0 11 4 +7 22 9 +13 619 515 +104 3 Classification round 3–2 3–2 5–0
2  Germany 3 2 1 8 7 +1 18 14 +4 594 547 +47 2 3–2 3–2
3  Singapore 3 1 2 8 7 +1 17 14 +3 592 518 +74 1 4–1
4  Israel 3 0 3 3 12 −9 6 26 −20 441 666 −225 0
Source: TS
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers

Group 3A

Pos Team Pld W L MF MA MD GF GA GD PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  Ireland 3 3 0 11 4 +7 24 10 +14 656 500 +156 3 Classification round 3–2 3–2 5–0
2  Australia 3 2 1 9 6 +3 19 16 +3 633 582 +51 2 4–1 3–2
3  New Zealand 3 1 2 7 8 −1 18 19 −1 667 682 −15 1 4–1
4    Nepal 3 0 3 3 12 −9 8 24 −16 451 643 −192 0
Source: TS
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers

Group 3B

Pos Team Pld W L MF MA MD GF GA GD PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1  Sri Lanka 3 3 0 12 3 +9 24 8 +16 634 472 +162 3 Classification round 3–2 4–1 5–0
2   Switzerland 3 2 1 11 4 +7 25 9 +16 672 533 +139 2 5–0 4–1
3  Slovakia 3 1 2 5 10 −5 12 21 −9 538 633 −95 1 4–1
4  Lithuania 3 0 3 2 13 −11 5 28 −23 476 682 −206 0
Source: TS
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers

Group 4

Pos Team Pld W L MF MA MD GF GA GD PF PA PD Pts
1  Macau 2 2 0 8 2 +6 18 5 +13 456 333 +123 2 3–2 5–0
2  Kazakhstan 2 1 1 6 4 +2 13 12 +1 444 427 +17 1 4–1
3  Greenland 2 0 2 1 9 −8 5 19 −14 340 480 −140 0
Source: TS
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers

Knockout stage

Main article: 2019 Sudirman Cup knockout stage

Classification bracket

Classification round

Team 1  Score  Team 2
France  1–3  Canada
Netherlands  3–2  Germany
Vietnam  0–3  Singapore
United States  3–1  Israel
Ireland  2–3  Sri Lanka
Australia  2–3   Switzerland
New Zealand  2–3  Slovakia
Nepal    1–3  Lithuania

Final bracket

The draw for the quarterfinals was held after the completion of the final matches in the group stage on 22 May 2019.[8]

 
QuarterfinalsSemifinalsFinal
 
          
 
23 May – Nanning
 
 
 China3
 
25 May – Nanning
 
 Denmark1
 
 China3
 
23 May – Nanning
 
 Thailand0
 
 South Korea1
 
26 May – Nanning
 
 Thailand3
 
 China3
 
24 May – Nanning
 
 Japan0
 
 Chinese Taipei2
 
25 May – Nanning
 
 Indonesia3
 
 Indonesia1
 
24 May – Nanning
 
 Japan3
 
 Malaysia0
 
 
 Japan3
 

Quarterfinals

Team 1  Score  Team 2
China  3–1  Denmark
South Korea  1–3  Thailand
Chinese Taipei  2–3  Indonesia
Malaysia  0–3  Japan

Semifinals

Team 1  Score  Team 2
China  3–0  Thailand
Indonesia  1–3  Japan

Final

Team 1  Score  Team 2
China  3–0  Japan

Final ranking

References

  1. ^ "Sudirman Cup". Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 8 February 2019.
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  5. ^ "Japan Get Top Billing – Sudirman Cup". Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 12 March 2019.
  6. ^ "Early Test For Hosts China : Sudirman Cup Draw". Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 19 March 2019.
  7. ^ "regulations Chapter 5 Section 5.1" (PDF). Retrieved 20 March 2019.
  8. ^ "Final Eight Draw - Sudirman Cup '19". Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 24 May 2019.