Wednesday's matches quick preview

Every morning, we offer you a quick preview of the day's matches. Seven countries have secured their spot for the last 16 yesterday, therefore the nine remaining tickets will be at stake today. Here is what you can expect at the Modern Squash in Marseille, with a look ahead at the clashes which will take place tomorrow.

By Jérôme Elhaïk

Pictures by Nathalie Goossens and Philippe Rochais

Among the 16 teams which will be playing today, only one can claim the top spot in their pool (the others don't have any choice but to win if they want to reach the knockout stage): Malaysia created a small upset when they downed India yesterday, and should get another win against Austria (noon). In the last 16, Adnan and its teammates should face Scotland, provided they beat Jamaica (3:30pm). If these assumptions come true, one of the showdowns of Thursday will be Germany v India.


Impressive yesterday against Ghosal, Malaysia's number 1 Nafiizwan Adnan should lead his country to another win on Wednesday 

As Nick Matthew told us on Monday, the tie between Finland and Argentina should be close (noon). The winner will have the privilege to play Egypt in the last 16. Same story for Switzerland and Pakistan (7pm): one of them will face England.


Switzerland - who have their number 1 Nicolas Mueller yesterday, first from the left - will clash with Pakistan for a spot in the last 16

If Wales can play at the same level they displayed yesterday against Australia, they will surely be favourites against Czech Republic (noon). The winner of this tie plays home country France on Thursday. The two countries that the French team beat since the start of the competition – Canada and Ireland – will also battle for a spot in the last 16 (3:30pm), where they will face Australia.


Joel Makin (in red) and Wales will be favourites against Czech Republic

Spain should secure his place against Irak (3:30pm), to face New Zealand on Thursday. The USA was convincing despite their loss to the Kiwis yesterday, but will they beat South Africa today (7pm)? If so, they will meet Hong Kong on Thursday.


Chris Gordon and the US - who caused some problems to New Zealand yesterday - and are seeded to win against South Africa

Wednesday's schedule

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