2008 Thomas & Uber Cup

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2008 Thomas & Uber Cup
Piala Thomas & Uber 2008
Tournament details
Dates11–18 May
Edition25th (Thomas Cup)
22nd (Uber Cup)
VenueIstora Gelora Bung Karno
LocationJakarta, Indonesia
2006 Sendai-Tokyo
2010 Kuala Lumpur

The 2008 Thomas & Uber Cup was the 25th tournament of the Thomas Cup and 22nd tournament of the Uber Cup, the men's and women's team competition in badminton, respectively. It was held in Jakarta, Indonesia, from May 11 to May 18, 2008.

Host city selection[edit]

China, Indonesia, and the United States submitted a bid for the event.[1] International Badminton Federation selected Indonesia as the host for the event during a council meeting in December 2005.[2]


Qualifying countries
Confederation Qualifier(s)
Thomas Cup Uber Cup
Asia  Malaysia
 South Korea
 South Korea
 Hong Kong
Africa  Nigeria  South Africa
Europe  Denmark
Oceania  New Zealand  New Zealand
Americas  Canada  United States
Defending Champions  China  China
Host nation  Indonesia  Indonesia


All the seeding list based on February 28, 2008 world rankings as the draw was conducted on March 11, 2008.[3][4] The top four seeding teams is in first pot, follow by next four teams in the second pot and the bottom four teams was put in the third pot.


Thomas Cup[edit]


Group A[edit]

Group B[edit]

Group C[edit]

Group D[edit]

Knockout stage[edit]

13 May 2022
14 May 2022
16 May 2022
18 May 2022
 China 3
 New Zealand 0  Thailand 0
 Thailand 3  China 3
 Malaysia 2
 Malaysia 3
 Japan 3  Japan 0
 Germany 2  China 3
 South Korea 1
 Denmark 2
 Canada 0  South Korea 3
 South Korea 3  South Korea 3
 Indonesia 0
 Indonesia 3
 England 3  England 0
 Nigeria 0

 2008 Thomas Cup Champion 

Seventh title

Uber Cup[edit]


Group W[edit]

Group X[edit]

Group Y[edit]

Group Z[edit]

Knockout stage[edit]

13 May 2022
14 May 2022
15 May 2022
17 May 2022
 China 3
 New Zealand 0  Netherlands 2
 Netherlands 3  China 3
 South Korea 1
 South Korea 3
 Malaysia 3  Malaysia 1
 Japan 0  China 3
 Indonesia 0
 Denmark 0
 Germany 3  Germany 3
 South Africa 0  Germany 1
 Indonesia 3
 Indonesia 3
 Hong Kong 3  Hong Kong 0
 United States 0

 2008 Uber Cup Champion 

Eleventh title


The controversy arose when an unfair scheduling forced some of the teams to play twice a day. Most of the teams were unhappy with the Badminton World Federation decision, including the Indonesia Uber Cup team who threatened to pull out from the tournament due to the scheduling affair, forcing organisers to amend the schedule.[5]

Another controversy cropped up in the tournament was the decision of Korea Thomas Cup team to throw both of their group matches to get a better opposition in the knockout stage. They lost 4–1 in both group matches against England and Malaysia and soon admitted they played to lose the game.[6][7] However, Korean manager denied any fault on them and blamed on the format.[8] This controversy forced the BWF to reexamine the rules and format for future tournaments.[9]


  1. ^ "Transcorps Pegang Hak Komersial Piala Thomas dan Uber 2008". antaranews.com. Retrieved 8 April 2017.
  2. ^ "New scoring format for Thomas Cup". thestar.com.my. Retrieved 8 April 2017.
  3. ^ "TUC 2008 – Final Seedings". Badzine.net. 11 March 2008. Retrieved 18 May 2017.
  4. ^ "Easy for China, early test for Malaysia". BWF. 2008-03-12. Retrieved 2008-03-13.
  5. ^ "Be fair to everyone, team managers tell world body". The Star. 2008-05-11. Archived from the original on 2008-06-14. Retrieved 2008-05-13.
  6. ^ "Controversy as Koreans admit throwing badminton match". AFP. 2008-05-12. Archived from the original on 2008-05-17. Retrieved 2008-05-13.
  7. ^ "KOR". Reuters. 2008-05-12. Retrieved 2008-05-13.
  8. ^ "Badminton: Blame it on the format, says Korean manager". The Star. 2008-05-13. Archived from the original on 2008-05-13. Retrieved 2008-05-13.
  9. ^ "Rules to be reassessed after KOR". Reuters. 2008-05-12. Retrieved 2008-05-13.

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