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Belgium wins the senior and the U19 IKF Beach Korfball World Cup (Europe) 2023

The 3rd edition of a spectacular the IKF Beach Korfball World Cup (Europe) 2023 has finished in the Polish city of Wroclaw. From 25 to 26 August, 13 teams from 3 different continents competed to be the new champion in this new and fascinating korfball discipline, recently included in the official program of the next World Games 2025 in Chengdu, China.

The 2 fields located at Wrocław Academy of Physical Education in Wrocław became the perfect scenario for great and exciting matches, where all teams had the chance to compete for the win. The sand and the intensity of this discipline guaranteed a lot of tight matches, and lots of them were decided during exciting golden goal extra periods.

Australia, Belgium, Catalonia, England, France, Hungary, Netherlands, Poland, Scotland, Sweden, Türkiye, United States Of America and Wales were the participants in the senior category, and the Belgians were the ones who reached the top position after winning the senior final against the Netherlands by 6-8. They reached the final after winning their semi-final vs Poland by 7-10 in a great match. Congratulations!

Photos by: Marco Spelten

The Dutch team got the silver medal by fighting until the last second of every match, like they did in the final vs BEL and also during the thought semi-final vs USA which they won by one single goal (4-3).

Photos by: Marco Spelten

For the Bronze medal, Poland, the current world champions, played against an intense and competitive strong squad from the United States. The Americans were leading the game with 3 goals in advantage, but in the last 3 minutes, an impressive comeback from the Polish team decided the game in favour of the locals with a close 11-12.

Photos by: Marco Spelten

The U19 competition played between Belgium, Catalonia, Netherlands and Poland finished with another duel NED-BEL, also ending in favour of the Belgian players by 5-6. Catalonia finished 3rd and Poland 4th.

FINAL RANKING: SENIOR COMPETITION

1st – Belgium
2nd – The Netherlands
3rd – Poland
4th – United States Of America
5th – Hungary
6th – France
7th – Catalonia
8th – Wales
9th – Türkiye
10th – Australia
11th – Scotland
12th – England
13th – Sweden

FINAL RANKING: U19 COMPETITION

1st – Belgium
2nd – The Netherlands
3rd – Catalonia
4th – Poland

FINAL RESULTS AFTER DAY 2

The IKF and the PKA were honored to have the Polish Olympic Committee as a patron of this important international event, successfully organised, once again, by the Polish Korfball Association and lots of great volunteers and officials. Thank you very much to all of them for their support and good job and spirit!

LIVE STREAM PLAYLIST:
*Click on the top-right icon ≣ to view all games scheduled

All games were available to watch live for free on YouTube.com/ikfchannel: Link to playlist

Day 1 | Field 1: youtu.be/r5_P-Y6Chcs | Field 2: youtu.be/xwYmAEXhXL4

Day 2 | Field 1: youtu.be/Nfosn8WqGxs | Field 2: youtu.be/Mj8FgzMknSE

All results, scorers and rankings are available on https://www.worldkorfball.sport/competitions/ikf-beach-korfball-world-cup-2023-europe-152

FOLLOW ON SOCIAL MEDIA

All fans around the world were also follow this tournament, with the best image galleries, videos and photos on www.beachkorfball.sport, as well as on social media visiting the different @BeachKorfball profiles and via the hashtags #BKWC2023 and #beachkorfball:

► facebook.com/beachkorfball
► twitter.com/beachkorfball
► instagram.com/beachkorfball
► tiktok.com/@beachkorfball

IMAGE GALLERY | Day 2

By Marco Spelten – www.actiefotografie.nl

IMAGE GALLERY | Day 1

By Marco Spelten – www.actiefotografie.nl

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Follow the IKF Beach Korfball World Cup (Europe) 2023!

[Updated after Day 1] The Polish Korfball Association is ready to host the 3rd edition of the IKF Beach Korfball World Cup (Europe) 2023. From 25 to 26 August, 14 13 teams from 3 different continents will be competing for a place in the final podium at Wrocław Academy of Physical Education in Wrocław.

UPDATE 27/8/2023https://korfball.sport/belgium-wins-the-senior-and-the-u19-ikf-beach-korfball-world-cup-europe-2023/

Australia, Belgium, Catalonia, England, France, Hungary, Morocco, Netherlands, Poland, Scotland, Sweden, Türkiye, United States Of America and Wales are the participants in the senior category.

UPDATED RESULTS & RANKING AFTER DAY 1

24/8/2023 – 18:00 pm ⚠️ URGENT ⚠️ Updated match schedule: The IKF and LOC have faced a last-minute withdrawal of Morocco, due to VISA problems. Despite various efforts, the required documents to travel to Poland were not obtained. Therefore, the IKF BKWC (Europe) 2023 will take place with 13 senior teams.

The U19 event will be played by Belgium, Catalonia, Netherlands and Poland.

The IKF and the PKA are honored to have the Polish Olympic Committee as a patron of this important international event.

All games will be available to watch live for free on YouTube.com/ikfchannel: Link to playlist

Day 1 | Field 1: youtu.be/r5_P-Y6Chcs | Field 2: youtu.be/xwYmAEXhXL4

Day 2 | Field 1: youtu.be/Nfosn8WqGxs | Field 2: youtu.be/Mj8FgzMknSE

All results, scorers and rankings are available on https://www.worldkorfball.sport/competitions/ikf-beach-korfball-world-cup-2023-europe-152

LIVE STREAM PLAYLIST:
*Click on the top-right icon ≣ to view all games scheduled

FOLLOW ON SOCIAL MEDIA

All fans around the world can also follow this tournament, with all the results, rankings, image galleries and photos on www.beachkorfball.sport, as well as on social media visiting the different @BeachKorfball profiles and via the hashtags #BKWC2023 and #beachkorfball:

► facebook.com/beachkorfball
► twitter.com/beachkorfball
► instagram.com/beachkorfball
► tiktok.com/@beachkorfball

IMAGE GALLERY

By Marco Spelten – www.actiefotografie.nl