12th Place For England

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Russell Moore

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David McBeath

After such a promising start secure a place in the play offs for positions 1-12, with only 1 defeat, the England Boys lost 3-2 to Brazil in an extremely close encounter. From there they met up with Chinese Taipei whom they had defeated in the group stages, this was now the fight for positions 9-12, however with lead player Liam Pitchford being rested having been suffering with a groin injury during the championships, their oriental counterparts got the better of them, securing the win in three straight sets.

After two set backs they then faced Egypt for the final fight, but alas they were too strong, facing another 3-0 defeat to settle for 12th place.

Brazil bt. England 3-2
Liam Pitchford bt. Gustavo Souza 3-0
Toma Danilo bt. Sean Cullen 3-1
Eric Jouti bt. Sam Walker 3-1
Liam Pitchford bt. Toma Danilo 3-1
Gustavo Souza bt. Sean Cullen 3-2

Chinese Taipei bt. England 3-0
Chia-Sheng Lee bt. David McBeath 3-0
Chun-Lin Lee bt. Sean Cullen 3-1
En-Ti Fu bt. Sam Walker 3-2

Egypt bt. England 3-0
Khalid Assar bt. DavidMcBeath 3-1
Omar Bedair bt. Sean Cullen 3-0
Karim El-Shaarawy bt. Sam Walker 3-2

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