by Simon Daish
Poland begins its campaign in front of the home crowd on Tuesday 27th February with Slovenia travelling to the PZTS Training Centre in Gdansk for the opening match.
Entering the tie ranked 33 positions higher than the visitors and with home advantage on their side, the Polish outfit is well placed to make a positive start to the qualifying proceedings.
However, Poland is taking the threat of the opposition seriously: Stefan Dryszel, director of sport at the Polish Table Tennis Federation, states that the team will field the strongest line-up available against Slovenia.
“We will play in the strongest team with Li Qian, Natalia Partyka and Katarzyna Grzybowska-Franc. We will be the favourite for this match and I expect our team to win. Even more so that the meeting will be held in Gdansk.” Stefan Dryszel
The Polish team’s next involvement comes exactly a month later on Tuesday 27th March with Ukraine providing the opposition.
Source: Polish Table Tennis Federation