New Zealand, for the first time present at this tournement, suprised us with their traditional 'Haka'. Great performance!!
This international korfball tournament for players under 17 will be held in sports centre De Vijfkamp in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, and is patronized by the International Korfball Federation (IKF).
The local korfball clubs DSC, Rust Roest and PSV / lifovragen.nl will assist the KNKV South District with the organization of this event. Ten Countries has entered the U17 Korfball World Cup 2018. Czech Republic, Portugal, Catalonia, Hungary, Germany, England, Belgium, Slovakia, New Zealand and the Netherlands.
The composition of the groups is provided by drawing lots.
The Netherlands, Germany, Portugal, Czech Republic, New Zealand.
Belgium, England, Catalonia, Hungary, Slovakia.
The teams will play for rankings in round robin format within their own group. In 4 matches each they decide the top four who will play the semi- final and final at Sunday. Teams ranked 3rd, 4th or 5th in Group A or B will play in a new Group C on Sunday.
Sunday: the concluding day:
The numbers 1 and 2 of group A and B will play cross matches/semi finales to decide who will play for 1st/2nd place and who will play for 3rd/4th place.
The ranking of the pools A and B, decides a new Group C (A3-A4-A5-B3-B4-B5). Teams will play two matches against teams who they did not have played against yet, with the exception of the equally finished team in the other group A or B. The ranking in group C will be made, inclusive played matches on the first day against each other. After that they will play in matches for places 5-10.
Complete overview of the matches
The Netherlands (including regional teams) won this tournament 17 times, Belgium and Russia each 1 time.
This year 10 teams from 10 different countries are participating in this tournament.
This event is organized by KNKV, DSC, Rust Roest, PSV/lifovragen.nl and patronized by IKF.