Julio/Cherif, Durant/Schubert keep pace with European rivals at Kish Island
Cherif Younousse of Qatar in action at the net
The two Asian teams will face a daunting task of coming up with victories in the Round of 16, which is dominated by 14 European pairs led by Piotr Kantor/Bartosz Losiak of Poland and Markus Bockermann/Lars Fluggen of Germany, who remain the top favourites in the competition.
Germany and Russia lead with three teams each, then France and Switzerland have two teams each, and Austria, Poland, Belgium and Ukraine have one team each fielded in the Round of 16.
The first match on Friday will start at 09.00 local time, while the quarterfinal matches are scheduled to start at 12.20.
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