Thailand thrash Taiwan, set to face Indonesia in QF
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Thailand thrash Taiwan, set to face Indonesia in QF

Thailand's Uber Cup team have been drawn to face Indonesia in the quarter-finals of the biennial tournament in Chengdu, China, on Friday after the completion of the group stage on Wednesday.

Hosts China will play Denmark while India will meet Japan in the first two quarter-finals on Thursday. Taiwan will take on defending champions South Korea on Friday.

Thailand, led by Ratchanok Intanon, defeated Taiwan 5-0 to finish as Group B winners on Wednesday.

Ratchanok defeated Hsu Wen-chi 21-18, 21-18 in the first singles match, doubles players Jongkolphan Kititharakul and Rawinda Prajongjai beat Hsu Ya-ching and Yang Ching-tun 21-10, 21-12 and Supanida Katethong beat Sung Shuo-yun 21-9, 21-13 to give Thailand a 3-0 lead.

Doubles pair Nuntakarn Aimsaard and Phataimas Muenwong beat Hu Ling-fang and Teng Chun-hsun 21-14, 21-19 and singles player Pornpawee Chochuwong beat Pai Yu-po 21-11, 20-22, 21-14 to complete the rout.

Thailand, who reached the semi-finals in 2020 and 2022, could meet Taiwan again in the semi-finals if both teams come through their quarter-finals.

In other Uber Cup action on Wednesday, Japan edged Indonesia 3-2 as the two teams qualified as Group C winners and runners-up, respectively.

Hosts China and India had qualified from Group A while holders South Korea and Denmark had qualified from Group D on Tuesday.

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