In a game that only had one exciting moment when Belgium came back to a 4 -3 score, the Netherlands scored 6 goals in a row (10 - 3) and from that moment on, the Dutch tried to enjoy the public with nice actions.
But it must be said that the Red Devils never gave up and also scored some beautiful goals. The first half ended with a 12 - 7 score and via 15-10 there was again a run of 5 goals at Dutch side (20 - 10) and that was the sign for many substitutions. The game ended with a very clear victory for the Dutch team, 23 - 13. Holland did it again!
At the end of a long and hot day the team of Portugal had still enough energy to perform the Dutch song "Naar rechts, naar links"....
(This is still the text of the 2019 tournament and will be replaced soon!)
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. 11 countries has entered the U17 Korfball World Cup 2019: Belgium, Catalonia, Chinese Taipei, Czech Republic, England, Germany, Hong Kong China, Hungary, Portugal, Slovakia and the Netherlands.
To complete the schedule, KNKV RTC South will participate, however out of competition.
The composition of the groups is provided by drawing lots.
England, Germany, Hong Kong China, The Netherlands, Portugal, RTC South
Belgium, Catalonia, Chinese Taipei, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia
The teams will play in round robin format within their own group. Each team will play 5 matches, one of them will be played on Sunday, because of the number of participants (12 teams).
Sunday: the concluding day:
After the last poule matches early on Sunday there will be a short break and reschedule at about 11.00 a.m.
The numbers 1 and 2 of group A and B will play cross matches/semi finales to decide who will play for 1st place and who will play for 3rd place.
The numbers 3 and 4 of group A and B will play cross matches to decide who will play for 5th place and who will play for 7th place.
The numbers 5 and 6 of group A and B will play cross matches to decide who will play for 9th place and who will play for 11th place.
KNKV RTC South will play out of competition. Therefore they will be ranked automatically 6th in poule A and 12th in the final ranking.
Complete overview of the matches
The Netherlands (including regional teams) won this tournament 19 times, Belgium and Russia each 1 time.
This year 12 teams from 11 different countries are participating in this tournament. To complete the schedule, KNKV RTC South will participate, however out of competition.
This event is organized by KNKV, DSC, Rust Roest, PSV/lifovragen.nl and patronized by IKF.