The Royal Palace of Belgium has announced that His Majesty King Filip of Belgium will attend the final of the 10th IKF World Korfball Championship in Antwerp on Sunday.
The final will be played in a sold-out Lotto Arena in front of about 5,000 korfball fans. Host country Belgium is one of the potential teams contesting in the final, as they have advanced to the semifinal in which they will play England on Friday. In the other semifinal, the Netherlands will play Chinese Taipei.
It is the first time in the history of the IKF World Korfball Championship that a Head of State attends the final of a World Korfball Championship (although other Heads of State have been present at other korfball events). The IKF and the Royal Belgian Korfball Federation KBKB are both very happy and proud that the King has taken the time out of his busy calendar with many requests to select this World Championship to attend.