The prospects for Luxembourg
Due to not competing for such a long time and having no players competing on the Professional Squash Association Tour (PSA), Luxembourg has not been seeded. The official draw has placed the team in a pool with (seedings in brackets) Ukraine (20) and Latvia (23) in the first phase of the tournament. The teams in this pool are in the First Division (as opposed to the Premier Division which includes the highest ranked teams ).
Should we finish 1st, we will be playing off for positions 13 -20 as well as promotion to the Premier Division. This would put Luxembourg in a play-off section with three more knock-out matches to play. Should we finish in 2nd or 3rd place in the pool, we will be playing off for positions 21-28. Ukraine and Latvia represent unknown quantities for the Luxembourg team, and are sure to provide stiff opposition.
Success would then mean matches against the likes of Italy (13), Austria (14), Hungary (15) or Belgium (16) and in all of these countries, squash is well-developed, with a big pool of players to choose from, so an even bigger challenge would be guaranteed.