The defending champions came back from 0-2 down to France, after Lucas Corvee defeated Fabian Roth and Karin Schnaase succumbed to Sashina Vignes Waran. This followed their loss to Scotland in the Group Three decider.
It looked like it was all over for Germany as Josche Zurwonne and Max Schwenger lost their first game to Ronan Labar and Baptiste Careme but they won the second and third games to take the match 14-21 21-19 21-19.
Women's Doubles team Johanna Goliszewski and Carla Nelte helped Germany draw level on 2-2 with their victory over Emilie Lefel and Delphine Lansac. The mixed doubles team of Michael Fuchs and Birgit Michels battled to a 24-22 21-17 victory over tough challengers Gaetan Mittelheisser and Audrey Fontaine to secure Germany's place in the next round.
Denmark also secured their place in the next round with a 3-1 victory over Ireland. They took an early lead thanks to Joachim Fischer Nielsen and Christinna Pedersen gave them the lead in their 21-18 21-13 victory over mixed doubles opponents Sam and Chloe Magee.
It took Jan O Jorgensen three games to do it, but he secured a 17-21 21-17 21-12 victory ober Scott Evans. Ireland surprised the dominant Danes with Chloe Magee's upset victory in the women's singles, but Anders Skaarup Rasmussen and Kim Astrup Sorensen secured Denmark's victory when they beat Joshua Magee and Sam Magee 21-17 21-16.
Russia proceeded to the next round with a3-1 win over Scotland. Vladimir Ivanov and Evgeniya Kosetskaya got them off to a winning start in the mixed doubles with their 21-12 21-16 victory over Robert Blair and Imogen Bankier. Vladimir Malkov consolidated their lead with his win over Kieran Merrilees. Popular Scot Kirsty Gilmour pulled one back for Scotland in the women's singles,but Russia were just to strong as evidenced by Ivanov and Ivan Sozonov's victory over Blair and Paul Van Rietvelde.
England eased to a 3-1 win against the Netherlands. Chris Adcock and Gabrielle Adcock opened in winning fashion with their victory over Jacco Arends and Selena Piek. Rajiv Ouseph made it 2-0 with a win against Eric Pang. Soraya De Visch Eijbergen pulled one for Netherlands with a three game thriller against Fontaine Mica Chapman but England were too strong and Marcus Ellis and Chris Langridge sealed things with their gritty 21-13 17-21 21-13 win against Jacco Arends and Jelle Maas.