Teams Confirmed for 2021 WSF Men’s
World Team Squash Championships
Twenty seven teams will contest this year’s WSF Men’s World Team Squash
Championships, the most since 2013, after the team list was confirmed
The biennial tournament, which sees four-man squads from each country
battle it out in best-of-three-match clashes, will be played at the
National Squash Centre in Kuala Lumpur 07-12 December.
winners Egypt are favourites to defend their crown for the third
successive tournament, with the country boasting seven of the world’s
top ten ranked players, including World No.1 Ali Farag.
The most likely rivals for the crown are five-time winners England, who
will be eager to recapture the title they last won in 2013, and France,
who are seeking a first ever championship.
Also hunting their maiden title are hosts, Malaysia. They will go into
the tournament hoping to build on two round-of-16
a quarter final exits in their last three tournaments.
Reacting to the announcement, WSF President Zena Wooldridge said: “After
almost two years of Covid disruption we feel a combination of huge
relief and excitement that the Men’s World Team Championships is able to
proceed, and with so many nations competing. It reflects the resilience
and vitality of the sport and is hopefully an important springboard to
the resumption of a full international calendar of squash in 2022.
“Our thanks to President Gerard Monteiro and his experienced team at
SRAM for taking on the hosting of the Championship in very challenging
circumstances. We look forward to the world’s best players meeting once
again for a spectacular week of highly competitive squash for one of the
most coveted titles in the sport.”
Meanwhile, SRAM President Gerard Monteiro said: "We are delighted to
welcome some of the world’s finest players to Malaysia. We at SRAM look
forward to delivering an exciting, safe and competitive tournament and I
wish the best of luck to Malaysia’s Eain Yow Ng and his teammates, and
to all teams competing. I am sure that all in attendance will leave with
fond memories of incredible squash, and of our famous Malaysian
The only other two nations to have won the tournament, Australia and
Pakistan, are also in attendance. Australia, the most successful team in
the history of the tournament with eight titles, will be hoping for a
major upset after a tenth-placed finish in 2019, as will six-time
winners Pakistan, who are without a title since 1993.
WSF Men’s World Team Squash Championships entries:
Further information on the tournament, including team rosters, seedings,
the draw, and broadcast information will follow in due course.