The finalists of the IKF World Korfball Championship 2019 will be revealed today. Don’t miss the games scheduled for today and follow all them throught our web webcasting live from Durban’s KwaZulu Natal University’s Westville Campus.
Pool for 17th-20th place:
Round Robin between HKG -MAC – RSA – NZL
Pool for 5th-8th place:
POR – SUR – CZE – GER
Pool for 1st-4th place:
CHN – TPE – BEL – NED
These are the games scheduled to be played today Thursday, 8 August 2019 (Day 8):
*Venue – Hall 1: UKZN Westville Campus Indoor Sports Centre
From 1 to 10 August 2019 the IKF World Korfball Championship 2019 is taking place in the city of Durban, South Africa. Twenty national squads are competing to be the new World Champion in this 11th edition of the most important international korfball tournament.
In this post you will find a daily updated recap with all IKF press reviews, results, best images and videos from all games played during this day.
– Day 1 press reviews ► www.korfball.sport/ikfwkc2019-day1-review
– Day 2 press reviews ► www.korfball.sport/ikfwkc2019-day2-review
– Day 3 press reviews ► www.korfball.sport/ikfwkc2019-day3-review
– Day 4 Rest day
– Day 5 press reviews ► www.korfball.sport/ikfwkc2019-day5-review
– Day 6 press reviews ► www.korfball.sport/ikfwkc2019-day6-review
– Day 7 press reviews ► www.korfball.sport/ikfwkc2019-day7-review
Day 8 reviews, results, rankings & videos:
|12:00||1||RSA-MAC||16-16||📺 / 📊|
Two teams both seeking their first win at the tournament met in the first game today. This game was a preview of tomorrow’s ranking game for 19th position in the tournament. It was even throughout. South Africa had the lead several times, sometimes by two, however Macau fought back and held the score within reach. At times it was scrappy with, plenty of free passes, and generally Macau played slightly superior korfball to the hosts, without ever being able to assert their game. Top scorer for Macau was Chi On Ho with four, while South Africa’s Aneka Fick scored three. At the final whistle the scores were even and when referee Ivan Lee invited the teams to play a golden goal period, they mutually declined, opting instead to save themselves for the return game tomorrow. Final score: 16-16.
|13:45||1||GER-POR||18-15||📺 / 📊|
Portugal prevailed over Germany in a Pool E game earlier in the tournament, using their intense smothering defensive capability to shut the EKC silver medallist out of the and condemn them to a meeting with the Netherlands, which they lost and which resulted in them playing this game in the bracket for rankings five to eight at the IKF WKC 2019. Germany had by far the best start, scoring four without reply to accrue a 5-2 lead after the first 10 minutes. While Portugal recovered, a well crafted long shot from Germany captain Dominic During finished a patient attack for his team with the end of the first half approaching to re-establish a three goal lead, and at half time the score was 9-6. After another ten minutes, despite increased energy from Portugal, the difference was still two: 13–11. Isabel Almeida and Anna Orth traded goals at the start of the final quarter, then a smart run in by Pascal Demuth to capitalise on defensive confusion by Portugal took the German lead to five. With six minutes remaining that looked to be decisive. A shot from the back court by Tiago Luz may have been encouraging for the European bronze medallist, though time for them to mount a serious fight back had essentially run out. Effective game control through the last two minutes by Germany meant they were able to avenge their earlier defeat and progress to the match for fifth place, while Portugal had to be content with the fight on the final day for seventh. Final score: 18-15.
|15:30||1||SUR-CZE||18-5||📺 / 📊|
Tension was to the fore at the start of this match and almost seven minutes had elapsed before the Czech Republic scored the first goal through Lenka Faltynkova. Gerald Van Dijk hit straight back from the penalty spot then Wayne Steenstra, on his birthday, scored from the back of the court to give Suriname a 2-1 lead at the end of the first ten minutes. Suriname controlled the post well and for Czech most attacks were over after one shot. Scoring in the second quarter did not accelerate, the Czech Republic was struggling against the speed and great positioning of Suriname under the korf. Meanwhile Van Dijk scored a free pass and a penalty to take Suriname further ahead. That they had only scored six at half time was remarkable in itself, though virtually unprecedented was that Czech still only had one. Goals came slightly more frequently after half time, though still never at a rapid rate as Czech could not counter their opponents’ total hold on the rebound. Suriname pressed home the advantage, the goals mainly scored by their male players. At the start of the final quarter, with his team comfortably ahead, coach Dico Dik brought on several substitutes and the scoring rate increased slightly, though by then the outcome was decided and Suriname will play Germany for ranking place number five, while the Czech Republic meets Portugal to decide seventh. Final score: 18-5.
|17:15||1||TPE-BEL||19-20 GG||📺 / 📊|
In one of the most eagerly awaited games of international korfball for many years, second ranked Chinese Taipei came up against Belgium, who they deprived of the silver medal in the World Games 2017. From the start Belgium settled better, while Chinese Taipei was tending to force the game. At the end of the first quarter the score was 4-5. Jari Hardies, in particular, was leading his team by example, dominating the rebound, while Brent Struyf had found his scoring range at the other end. Two quick goals at the start of the second quarter increased Belgium’s advantage, though after 16 minutes Shuby Chu brought the margin back to one goal, which threatened to take away Belgium’s composure. When Struyf scored a running in shot, that particular mini crisis was over and Belgium was four up two minutes before half time. At the break the score was 9-13. Early in the second half, Belgium continued to accumulate goals and a sharp running in shot from Saar Seys took Belgium’s lead to six to heap the pressure on the Asian champion. However, they refused to lose focus and in the third quarter Belgium’s lead fluctuated between two and six goals. With ten minutes to go it was 15-18. As the game raced towards its conclusion, Chinese Taipei’s energy increased, and when Chen-Yu Kao scored two in succession, the second an athletic jump shot, the margin in Belgium’s favour had eroded completely. Another top effort from Struyf from distance, and Chinese Taipei had around 40 seconds to bring the game level again. They had four shots in one attack, retaining the ball better than at any point during the previous 39 minutes, before Chun-Ta Chen scored to make it 19-19, and we were into the glorious torture of golden goal. Chinese Taipei started the decisive sudden death period, making a hurried shot after only a few seconds, which was safely claimed by Belgium, and when the ball went up the other end, Lars Courtens shaped for a shot that he fired home, putting Belgium into the final. Final score: 19-20 (after golden goal).
|19:00||1||NED-CHN||27-12||📺 / 📊|
China, reaching this level of the tournament for the first time ever, took on the world champion in the second semi-final. While the Netherlands moved the ball with customary speed and precision, China worked hard to keep the game tight in the first quarter, and after 10 minutes the score was 5–2. In the second quarter, TeamNL relaxed a little and their game began to flow more freely, with their razor sharp tempo and instinctive sense of each other’s positioning, there was little China could do, and the attacks came without respite. By half time the lead had increased to 14-4. Barbara Brouwer and Celeste Split combined to pose a particular threat, though any weaknesses in the Dutch team are difficult to identify, and generally impossible to exploit. After 27 minutes, with the game well and truly decided, Dutch coach Wim Scholtmeyer made a series of substitutions, and the game loosened up, making it easier for China to earn a few consolation goals. While we are set for yet another repeat of the continual history of every previous IKF WKC final on Saturday, for the first time ever we can look forward to an all Asian clash to decide the bronze medal. Final score: 27-12.
These are the games scheduled to be played on Friday, 9 August 2019 (Day 9):
|12:00||Ranking 19/20||RSA – MAC|
|13:45||Ranking 15/16||JPN – IRL|
|15:30||Ranking 13/14||AUS – SVK|
|17:15||Ranking 11/12||POL – HUN|
|19:00||Ranking 9/10||ENG – CAT|
These are the games scheduled to be played on Saturday, 10 August 2019 (Day 10):
|09:00||Ranking 17/18||HKG – NZL|
|10:45||Ranking 7/8||POR – CZE|
|12:30||Ranking 5/6||GER – SUR|
|14:15||Ranking 3/4||TPE – CHN|
|16:00||Ranking 1/2||BEL – NED|
Referees & jurys daily apointments
More information about the tournament
Official websites of the tournament ► www.korfball.sport ► www.ikfwkc2019.com
Live streaming games, results and statistics on ► www.worldkorfball.sport
IKF WKC History event booklet ► Read .pdf document
Discover more from all participants reading #TheTeamFiles Interviews ► korfball.sport/wkc2019