China secure easy thomas cup passage

08:44, March 10, 2010      

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Top seeds China, Indonesia and Malaysia secured easy positions at this May's Thomas Cup finals in a draw.

The Thomas Cup finals will be held from May 9 - 16 in Malaysia.

Defending champions China were drawn against South Korea and newcomers Peru in Group A.

China defeated South Korea in the finals in Jakarta two years ago. Lin Dan and Chen Jin are expected to help China secure the Thomas Cup for a fourth straight time this year.

Malaysia, who last won the competition in 1992, will be led by world No 1 Lee Chong Wei.

Malaysia, ranked third, are in Group B with Japan and Nigeria - considered a favorable group for Malaysia.

Group C comprises fourth seeds Denmark, Germany and Poland. Group D includes second seed Indonesia, India and Australia.

Source: China Daily
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