Dimitrij Ovtcharov will lead the German men's challenge ©Getty Images

Germany are the favourites to win both team titles at the International Table Tennis Federation European Championships in Luxembourg.

Action begins tomorrow at the Sporting and Cultural Centre d'Coque in Luxembourg City, with only the team events set to be contested.

The German men's team will field the likes of quadruple Olympic medallist Dimitrij Ovtcharov and triple Olympic medallist Timo Boll.

France could also challenge with 2016 individual European champion Emmanuel Lebesson among their ranks.

The man he defeated in the final, team-mate Simon Gauzy, will also be in the French squad.

The French have not appeared in the final of the team event since winning the competition in 1998 in Dutch city Eindhoven. 

Austria, who won the team title the last time it was contested in 2015 in Yekaterinburg in Russia, could also challenge, while Portugal will hope to recapture the crown they won on home soil in Lisbon in 2014.

Germany will play in Group A with Spain, Belarus and Croatia, with Group B featuring Austria, Portugal, Slovenia and Slovakia.

Han Ying has been named in Germany's women's squad ©Getty Images
Han Ying has been named in Germany's women's squad ©Getty Images

Sweden, Greece and Russia will meet hosts Luxembourg in Group C, with France, Romania, Ukraine and Poland locking horns in Group D.

In the women's event, Germany will be hoping to win the title for the fourth time in a row.

They have fielded a strong squad including Han Ying, Shan Xiaona and Petrissa Solja.

Romania, the runners-up last time, will be looking to challenge the Germans and have picked Elizabeta Samara, Bernadette Szocs and Daniela Monteiro-Dodean among their line-up.

The Dutch challenge will be spearheaded by ITTF Europe Top 16 Cup champion Li Jie while individual European champion Hu Melek will aim to ensure success for Turkey.

Germany will meet Hungary, Sweden and Croatia in Group A with Romania, Czech Republic, The Netherlands and Luxembourg colliding in Group B.

Austria, Portugal, Ukraine and Spain will play in Group C with Poland, France, Russia and Belarus in Group D.

The top two countries in each group will reach the quarter-finals, with the tournament concluding on September 17.