1998 Thomas & Uber Cup

The 1998 Thomas & Uber Cup was the 20th tournament of the Thomas Cup, and the 17th tournament of the Uber Cup, which are the major international team competitions in world badminton.

1998 Thomas and Uber Cup
LocationHong Kong Hong Kong
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Host city selectionEdit

China was originally selected as the host, with Shanghai as the competition site. IBF later moved the competition to Hong Kong due to sponsorship issues which preferred Hong Kong over Shanghai. [1]

Thomas CupEdit

TeamsEdit

49 teams took part in the competition, and eight teams qualified for the Final Stage, including Indonesia, as defending champion, and Hong Kong, as host team. 1998 Thomas Cup is considered one of the greatest Thomas Cup competitions because the score difference of the games is very close and the games are played tightly.

Final stageEdit

Group AEdit

Team Pld W L
  Denmark 3 3 0
  China 3 2 1
  Sweden 3 1 2
  Hong Kong 3 0 3
Denmark   3–2   China
Denmark   4–1   Hong Kong
Denmark   4–1   Sweden
China   5–0   Hong Kong
China   5–0   Sweden
Sweden   4–1   Hong Kong

Group BEdit

Team Pld W L
  Indonesia 3 3 0
  Malaysia 3 2 1
  South Korea 3 1 2
  Netherlands 3 0 3
Indonesia   4–1   South Korea
Indonesia   4–1   Malaysia
Indonesia   5–0   Netherlands
Malaysia   4–1   South Korea
Malaysia   5–0   Netherlands
South Korea   3–2   Netherlands

Knockout stageEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
 
 
 
  Denmark2
 
 
 
  Malaysia3
 
  Indonesia3
 
 
 
  Malaysia2
 
  China2
 
 
  Indonesia3
 

Semi FinalEdit

FinalEdit


1998 Thomas Cup Champions
 
Indonesia

Eleventh title


Uber CupEdit

TeamsEdit

40 teams took part in the competition, and eight teams qualified for the Final Stage.

Final stageEdit

Group AEdit

Team Pld W L
  China 3 3 0
  Denmark 3 2 1
  Japan 3 1 2
  Hong Kong 3 0 3
China   5–0   Denmark
China   5–0   Hong Kong
China   4–1   Japan
Denmark   4–1   Hong Kong
Denmark   5–0   Japan
Japan   5–0   Hong Kong

Group BEdit

Team Pld W L
  Indonesia 3 3 0
  South Korea 3 2 1
  England 3 1 2
  Netherlands 3 0 3
Indonesia   5–0   England
Indonesia   3–2   South Korea
Indonesia   3–2   Netherlands
South Korea   4–1   England
South Korea   5–0   Netherlands
England   4–1   Netherlands

Knockout stageEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
 
 
 
  Indonesia4
 
 
 
  Denmark1
 
  Indonesia1
 
 
 
  China4
 
  China5
 
 
  South Korea0
 

Semi FinalsEdit

FinalEdit


1998 Uber Cup Champions
 
China

Sixth title

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Grossman, Mike (11 December 1996). "1998 THOMAS AND UBER CUPS FINALS SLATED FOR HONG KONG". World Badminton. Retrieved 19 February 2018.