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France gave Germany a run for their money in the quarter-finals of the 2015 European Mixed Team Championships at Leuven, Belgium. Despite a shaky start, defending champions Germany managed to secure a spot in the semi-finals against Denmark. Former champions England will face off against Russia in the other semi-final.

Germany’s Close Call

The Germans found themselves in a tough spot after falling behind 0-2. Fabian Roth lost to Lucas Corvee in the Men’s Singles match, while Karin Schnaase was defeated by Sashina Vignes Waran in the Women’s Singles. To make matters worse, Josche Zurwonne and Max Schwenger lost the first game to Ronan Labar and Baptiste Careme in the Men’s Doubles.

But Germany didn’t give up. They fought back and won two close games, 14-21 21-19 21-19, to keep their hopes alive. Johanna Goliszewski and Carla Nelte leveled the score at 2-2 by beating Emilie Lefel and Delphine Lansac in the Women’s Doubles. Then, Michael Fuchs and Birgit Michels secured a victory over Gaetan Mittelheisser and Audrey Fontaine, saving the day for Germany.

Denmark’s Revenge

Denmark now has the chance to avenge their loss to Germany in the 2013 final. In the quarter-finals, the Danes defeated Ireland 3-1. Joachim Fischer Nielsen and Christinna Pedersen gave Denmark an early lead in the Mixed Doubles match against Sam Magee and Chloe Magee. Jan O Jorgensen fought hard in the Men’s Singles to secure a win over Scott Evans, while Chloe Magee won the Women’s Singles for Ireland. Anders Skaarup Rasmussen and Kim Astrup Sorensen sealed the victory for Denmark by defeating Joshua Magee and Sam Magee in the Men’s Doubles.

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Wins for Russia and England

Russia and England both enjoyed 3-1 victories over Scotland and the Netherlands respectively. In Russia’s match, Vladimir Ivanov and Evgeniya Kosetskaya dominated Robert Blair and Imogen Bankier in the Mixed Doubles. Vladimir Malkov continued the winning streak for Russia in the Men’s Singles by defeating Kieran Merrilees. Kirsty Gilmour won the Women’s Singles for Scotland, but Ivanov and Ivan Sozonov secured the win for Russia in the Men’s Doubles against Blair and Paul Van Rietvelde.

England proved to be too strong for the Netherlands. Chris Adcock and Gabrielle Adcock secured a win in the Mixed Doubles against Jacco Arends and Selena Piek. Rajiv Ouseph continued the momentum with a victory in the Men’s Singles over Eric Pang. Soraya De Visch Eijbergen earned a point for the Netherlands in the Women’s Singles, but Marcus Ellis and Chris Langridge clinched the victory for England in a hard-fought battle against Jacco Arends and Jelle Maas.

To see the full results of the day, click here.

FAQs

  1. What were the quarter-final match-ups in the 2015 European Mixed Team Championships?
  2. Who were the defending champions in the tournament?
  3. Which teams secured a spot in the semi-finals?
  4. Can Denmark avenge their loss to Germany in the 2013 final?
  5. Who were the key players in Germany’s comeback against France?
  6. How did Russia and England fare in their quarter-final matches?
  7. Who were the standout performers for Denmark against Ireland?
  8. What were the final scores in the matches between Scotland and Russia, and the Netherlands and England?
  9. What were the highlights of the quarter-final matches?
  10. Where can I find the complete results of the tournament?
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Conclusion

The quarter-finals of the 2015 European Mixed Team Championships were filled with thrilling matches and close calls. Germany managed to overcome a challenging start and secure a spot in the semi-finals. Denmark will have the opportunity to avenge their previous loss to Germany in the final. Russia and England also emerged victorious in their quarter-final matches. Stay tuned for more exciting badminton action in the upcoming rounds of the tournament.