Germany were one of the teams to official advance to the next round ©World Table Tennis/Li Zhiyan

Germany, India, Chinese Taipei and Portugal are the first two women teams to qualify for the next round of the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) World Team Table Tennis Championships in Chengdu.

The Germans advanced through Group Five in flawless fashion, sweeping Czech Republic 3-0 in their final hurdle at the Chengdu High-tech Sports Centre.

India followed them after securing a 3-1 win of the tournament versus Egypt.

Chinese Taipei failed to conclude the Group Six proceedings unbeaten, losing 3-2 to Sweden, but still cemented their place as group winners on head-to-head after Portugal equalled their five-point tally.

Portugal claimed second following their win 3-2 over Romania.

First seeds China maintained their unblemished record with a 3-0 victory versus United States in Group One while Japan did the same in Group Two by whitewashing Hungary 3-0.

Slovakia concluded their first-round campaign by defeating Poland 3-2, meaning that they currently sit top of Group Two following three wins and a one loss.

Hong Kong continued their unbeaten streak in Group Three, bettering Brazil 3-0, as Singapore ensured they were in a strong position in Group Four to advance by overcoming South Korea 3-1.

Luxembourg ended their participation in Group Four with a 3-1 victory against Thailand, which sees them go top for now.

In the men’s event, Croatia were crowned Group Seven champions thanks to a 3-1 win versus Belgium.

The matter did little to hurt Belgium's qualification as they had already won two matches.

Chinese Taipei suffered a third consecutive loss to conclude their participation.

Singapore - the seventh seeds - defeated their group opponents 3-1.

China marched on in Group One, beating Slovenia 3-0, as the US kept their qualification hopes alive by defeating Puerto Rico 3-1.

India made it three wins from three in Group Two following a 3-2 victory against Kazakhstan and Germany returned to winning ways thanks to a 3-1 triumph versus France.

Japan and South Korea each recorded their third consecutive win with both teams registering 3-1 success against Hong Kong and Egypt in Group Three and Group Four respectively.

Czech Republic ensured they have a shot at qualification in Group Four by beating Canada 3-0.

There were no matches in Group Five or Group Six in the men's competition.

Both group stages are scheduled to conclude tomorrow with the qualification rounds planned to follow.