Confirmed player list for 2017 World Cups

(Photo: ITTF)

The players lists for the 2017 Men’s World Cup and 2017 Women’s World Cup have been finalised, with the ITTF publishing the final entry lists for both events.

World Champion Ma Long is the standout name on the entry list for the Men’s World Cup in Liege, while the other representative from China Lin Gaoyuan will be making his World Cup debut.

Germany’s Dimitrij Ovtcharov and Timo Boll both make the invitation list as does Japan’s Jun Mizutani, and Africa will have two hopefuls at the event with Egypt’s Omar Assar and Nigeria’s Quadri Aruna travelling to Belgium.

(Photo: ITTF)

Miu Hirano will attempt to defend her Women’s World Cup title, but will face difficult opposition in Markham, Canada.

Chinese Taipei’s Cheng I-Ching will be hoping to go one better than her previous result at the competition and reach the top step of the podium, but arguably the biggest threat to Miu Hirano’s campaign comes from the two Chinese competitors Zhu Yuling and Liu Shiwen.

Li Jie and Elizabeta Samara of the Netherlands and Romania respectively hold the best chance of European success at the tournament, while the home fans will be hoping to see Mo Zhang produce a strong performance.

2017 Men’s World Cup entry list

2017 Women’s World Cup entry list

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