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Badminton preview - 29 July


England, Scotland, Singapore and New Zealand all secured themselves at least a bronze medal after winning places in Mondayís team competition semi-finals.

Jo Goode and Gail Emms

Jo Goode and Gail Emms will both be in action today

England play Scotland in the first match of the day at 13:00 followed by Singapore and New Zealand at 19:00, with the winners of each tie meeting in the final. There is no bronze-medal play-off.

Nathan Robertson (ENG) was faultless in the home sideís defeat of Malaysia and he has matured into a player capable of guaranteeing England two wins per match when playing menís and mixed doubles.

England, having come through the toughest qualifying group, will now be confident of beating whoever stands in their path to gold and the Bolton Arena will be a noisy place to be when they take on Scotland.

Singaporeís Ronald Susilo, normally a singles specialist, could again feature in the menís doubles, as he did to good effect against Wales, because Singapore will be aware of New Zealandís strength in the doubles events.

Daniel Shirley (NZL) won both his matches against India and, in partnership with Danish-born Sara Runesten-Petersen, he is New Zealandís main strength.

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