World Team Championships 2024

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The World Team Championships 2024 take place in Busan, South Korea from 16 to 25 February 2024. Get all the details here

 By Martin Hughes
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The 2024 World Team Table Tennis Championships are being hosted and organized by the South Korean Table Tennis Association under the auspices and authority of the International Table Tennis Federation.

Presented by BNK Busan Bank, they're set to take place at the Busan Exhibition and Convention Centre (BEXCO) in South Korea from 16 to 25 February 2024.

Busan Exhibition and Convention Centre (BEXCO) Busan Exhibition and Convention Centre (BEXCO)

This marks Korea Republic's first-ever hosting of the ITTF World Table Tennis Championships Finals - a long-awaited milestone that promises a unique experience for fans and a chance to celebrate Korea Republic's place in table tennis history.

So let's take a closer look at the 2024 Team event...


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Separate competitions

The World Table Tennis Championships first took place in 1926 in London, England. However, since the year 2000, the Championship has been split into two separate competitions.

Team events are now held in even numbered years, whilst individual events (singles and doubles) are held in odd numbered years.

So 2024 is the year for the team events to be contested, and Busan, South Korea stage the event from 16-25 February 2024.

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Events included in 2024

World Team Championship Cups - Men's and Women'sTeam Event Cups
by courtesy of the ITTF

The World Table Tennis Championships 2024 events are...


The Swaythling Cup was donated in 1926 by Lady Baroness Swaythling, mother of Ivor Montagu, whilst the Corbillon Cup was donated in 1933 by Marcel Corbillon, President of the French TTA, for the first Women's Team event at the 1934 World Championships.

However, the original Corbillon Cup disappeared just after World War Two, so the German Table Tennis Federation paid for an exact replica in 1949 (the German Women's team won the Cup in the 1939 World Championships - the last time it was played before the outbreak of World War Two).

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Equipment used in 2024

The following equipment is being used at the 2024 World Team Championships...

  • Tables, Net and Post - DHS

  • Balls - Butterfly R40+ 3 star (white)

  • Flooring - Enlio
DHS table DHS table


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Format of the 2024 World Team Championships

The 2024 World Team Championships are being played as a single Division of 40 teams, with 8 groups of 5 teams each.

Each group of 5 teams will play a complete round robin competition (4 matches per team).

The order of play and the scheduling of the matches will try to avoid, whenever possible, the possibility of "predetermining" results so that all final round matches are significant for each competing team.

Following the completion of the round robin in each group, a single knockout will be played with the top 3 teams in each group progressing to the knockout phase (24 teams).

The winners of each group (8 teams) will be drawn into seeded positions for the round of 24 and each team will receive a bye.

The teams finishing 2nd in each group will be drawn into the opposite half of the respective group winners, and face a 3rd placed team in the round of 16 - with the restriction that teams having played against each other in the group stage, will not meet again in the first round of the knock-out competition.

The winning team will receive gold medals, the runner-up silver medals, and the two losing semi-finalists, bronze medals.


Seeding was based on the World Team Ranking published for January 2024. (The World Team Ranking for each national association is based on the three highest ranked players in that association named on the current Men's and Women's World Rankings).


Seeding List Men's Teams   Seeding List Women's Teams
1. China 1. China
2. Germany 2. Japan
3. South Korea 3. Germany
4. France 4. Chinese Taipei
5. Japan 5. South Korea
6. Sweden 6. Hong Kong China
7. Brazil 7. Romania
8. Portugal 8. France
9. Chinese Taipei 9. Puerto Rico
10. Egypt 10. Singapore
11. Hong Kong China 11. Egypt
12. Slovenia 12. Portugal
13. Croatia 13. Slovakia
14. Australia 14. Brazil
15. England 15. USA
16. India 16. Hungary
17. Belgium 17. India
18. Poland 18. Luxembourg
19. Denmark 19. Thailand
20. USA 20. Poland
21. Nigeria 21. Austria
22. Romania 22. Czechia
23. Singapore 23. Sweden
24. Slovakia 24. Italy
25. Iran 25. Australia
26. Puerto Rico 26. Canada
27. Czechia 27. Malaysia
28. Canada 28. Ukraine
29. Kazakhstan 29. South Africa
30. Hungary 30. Spain
31. Austria 31. Nigeria
32. Chile 32. Chile
33. Saudi Arabia 33. Mexico
34. New Zealand 34. Iran
35. Algeria 35. Uzbekistan
36. Cuba 36. Algeria
37. Serbia 37. Croatia
38. Thailand 38. Cuba
39. Madagascar 39. Serbia
40. Malaysia 40. Kazakhstan

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Teams who took part in 2024


China, Germany, South Korea, France, Japan, Sweden, Brazil, Portugal, Croatia, England, India, Australia, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong China, Slovenia, Egypt, Belgium, USA, Poland, Denmark, Nigeria, Slovak Republic, Singapore, Romania, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Chile, Austria, Czech Republic, Puerto Rico, Canada, Iran, Cuba, Saudi Arabia, New Zealand, Algeria, Madagasca, Serbia, Malaysia, Thailand.

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China, Japan, Germany, Chinese Taipei, South Korea, Hong Kong China, Romania, France, Hungary, Brazil, Slovak Republic, USA, Puerto Rico, Portugal, Singapore, Egypt, India, Luxembourg, Poland, Thailand, Italy, Austria, Sweden, Czech Republic, Spain, South Africa, Nigeria, Chile, Malaysia, Australia, Canada, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Iran, Mexico, Algeria, Cuba, Kazakhstan, Serbia, Croatia.

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2022 Winners

The last World Team Table Tennis Championships were held in Chengdu, China from 30 September to 9 October 2022 and the winners were...

China's men defeated Germany in the final, whilst China's women defeated Japan in the final.

2022 World Team Championships - China - Gold MedallistsChina - Men's World Team Champions 2022


2022 World Team Championships - China - Gold MedallistsChina - Women's World Team Champions 2022

All the results for 2022 are here...

2022 Men's Team Event Results here

2022 Women's Team Event Results here

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2024 ITTF World Team Championships

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For more information about the World Table Tennis Championships, take a look at my other articles...

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2024 World Team Championships - Busan, South Korea

2023 World Championships - Durban, South Africa

2022 World Team Championships - Chengdu, China

2021 World Championships - Houston, USA

2020 World Team Championships - Busan, South Korea

2019 World Championships - Budapest, Hungary

2018 World Team Championships - Halmstad, Sweden

2017 World Championships - Dusseldorf, Germany

2016 World Team Championships - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2015 World Championships - Suzhou, China

2014 World Team Championships - Tokyo, Japan

2013 World Championships - Paris, France

2012 World Team Championships - Dortmund, Germany

2011 World Championships - Rotterdam, Netherlands

2010 World Team Championships - Moscow, Russia

2009 World Championships - Yokohama, Japan



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