Where to watch The World Games 2022

The excitement is building ahead of the opening day of the korfball competition. National teams and IKF officials are already in Birmingham, Alabama, USA, to participate from 13 to 17 July 2022 at the The World Games 2022, a huge multi-sport event with more than 3,600 athletes from 34 sports and over 100 countries. 

The World Games started with an amazing opening ceremony at the impressive Protective Stadium on Thursday evening (July 7th), and the spirit of the Olympics is again all around the athletes village. For korfball players The World Games are a unique and unforgettable experience. 

Watch Live – Don’t miss any of the action

All the korfball matches at The World Games will be available to watch for free on the IKF live streaming service available on and the IKF YouTube channel

Matches on the final day are also available on The World Games website or on the Olympic Channel.



For the latest information from The World Games search online using the hashtags #WeAreTheWorldGames#TWG2022 and #Korfball.

Match Schedule

You can follow the scores and match information Live through IKF World Korfball data website. The full fixture list is also available here.

The World Games is a multi-sport event staged every four years by the International World Games Association and organised with the support of the International Olympic Committee.


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The World Games 2022: Match schedule published (updated)

The match schedule for the upcoming The World Games 2022 has been published. This World Games will be held from 13-17 July in Birmingham, Alabama (United States). More information about the event can be found at the event information page.

The korfball event will kick-off with a clash in Pool B between Belgium and Germany, the numbers two and three of the last European Korfball Championship in 2021. Via an intense five days of competition, the final of the event is planned for Sunday 17 July. Right after the medal ceremony of the korfball event the overall closing ceremony of The World Games will take place at the impressive Protective Stadium.

*UPDATE: On July 4, all morning times were updated. Here you have the final match schedule with the correct times.


The pool draw of the event was webcasted live last February 26th. The draw split the eight teams participating in the event into two pools of four teams each, as can be seen in the overall tournament schedule as presented above.



The World Games 2022 pool draw live on Youtube (updated)

The pool draw for The World Games 2022 Korfball competition will take place next Saturday, February 26th, at 16:00 CET, live from PKC Sports Hall in the Netherlands. The draw will be streamed live via on the following link:

The eight countries qualified for TWG 2022 after the IKF World Korfball Championship 2019 in order of the current World Ranking are:

1. The Netherlands
2. Belgium
3. Chinese Taipei
4. China
5. Germany
6. Portugal
7. Czech Republic
8. Suriname

UPDATE 26/2/2022 (16:30h): The groups are known


The dates for Korfball in the official sports program schedule are 13 – 17 July 2022.

More info & tickets: – Official website of The World Games 2022

Event info:

Great opportunity for USA Korfball as World Games 2021 are awarded to Birmingham

Immediately following the signing of the contract between the International World Games Association and the City of Birmingham, Alabama, USA, the IKF President met with the Local Organizing Committee of the 2021 World Games to discuss development of korfball in the US towards the 2021 Games. It turns out to be an excellent impetus for korfball in North America.

Birmingham edged Ufa (Russia) and Lima (Peru) in the race to win the 2021 Games. With no presence of korfball in the Southern US, both a challenge and an opportunity exists. President Fransoo discussed the contours of a development strategy with the LOC, who are extremely enthousiastic about korfball following the great performance in Cali. The initial contours of the development plan are aimed at the inclusion of korfball in the program of local schools, with a focus on the inner city of Birmingham, and the joint effort between IKF, USA Korfball, and the LOC to develop a new base of elite players in Birmingham. With six years to go, a focused program with elite athletes should be aimed at developing a competitive US team for the 2021 Games.

President Fransoo: “While there are several dispersed local community groups, school and colleges across the US playing korfball, a good structure and program is not in place. This is an excellent opportunity to work with the City and LOC of Birmingham to work on a common objective to have a competitive US team in the 2021 Games.”