Introduction to the World Men’s Team Squash Championship (#MWT2017)
The French Squash Federation, with the PACA Squash League and the Modern'Squash club, will be organizing the Men's World Team Championship from November 26th to December 3rd. This event, held every two years since 1967, will enjoy its 25th edition.
The event is part of Marseille 2017, European Sport Capital. The Squash Men's World Team Championship will be the closing event of this operation. A privileged position will be granted to squash.
Dates to remember
February 28th 2017 : Revealing the official logo and competition venues
June 2017 : Volunteers recruitment campaign
June 2017 : Ticketing opening
July 2017 : Announcement of participating nations
November 2017 : Closing date for announcing the teams line-ups
November 26th 2017 : Opening ceremony
November 26th - December 3rd 2017: Competition
A high-level international competition
Squash gathers 40 million players around the world dispatched in 148 countries
Around 380 professional tournaments are held on the circuit.
In Marseille, 24 nations are expected with the 100 world's best players.
Among the favourites, Egypt is probably the most anticipated with its icons Mohamed ElShorbagy – ex-World Number 1 – and Ramy Ashour – multiple-time world champion.
To overthrow the Egyptian nation, England, the defending champion, will undoubtedly rise to the challenge, as well as France.