Colombia and Brazil, clear candidates to play the final for the IKF Pan American Korfball Championship
After the first day of competition, countries participating in the tournament settled their possibilities for the upcoming days: Colombia and Brazil are the candidates to play the final after their good results of the first day and it appears that the Mexican team is going to be too weak at this moment to be a contender for the other two countries in the tournament.
After the withdrawal of Argentina, the Colombian team reinforced their aspirations to fight against Brazil for the place in the next IKF World Korfball Championship. A consistent victory of 14-23against the second team of Brazil, replacing Argentina after their withdrawal, is going to boost the aspirations of the Colombians against the host country. The game was close in the first 10 minutes, but after an impressive scoring performance of the Colombian girls the difference was bigger before the end of the first half and at the beginning of the second half the game was very well controlled. Great performance indeed of all the Colombian girls who showed great capacities to score goals and specially Virgina Caicedo who finally became the best scorer of the game with 5 goals.
In the other game of the day Brazil presented its credentials as a main candidate to be the first Latin American country in the IKF World Korfball Championships. The host team beat Mexico by 40-7 lead by Daniel Ferreira and Michelle Iatarola, each of them with 10 goals, and could show in front of their crowd all their potential.