The Netherlands: European Korfball Champion 2016 (EKC Day 8 – Sun, Oct 30)
One more time, The Netherlands beat Belgium in the IKF EKC final played in Dordrecht’s Sportboulevard Sunday, October 30,2016. The power of the Dutch team was overwhelming in the first minutes, creating a huge gap in the scoreboard with 10-2 at the end of the first quarter, making it almost impossible to go back for the Belgians.. Belgium tried to recover, but it was an impossible mission given the excellent performance of the Dutch who were supported by a home crowd of 4,000 in a sold-out venue. The final result: 27-14.
The bronze medal game was a terrific and exciting game between two similar and experienced teams. Catalonia lead in the beginning, but Portugal came back and turned the game around. Only in the last minutes the Catalan team was able to open a little breach, which became decisive in the final result (12-16). This bronze medal is the first ever achieved by the Catalan national korfball team in an IKF senior tournament.
You can rewatch both games via the following links:
NED – BEL: www.worldkorfball.org/matches/netherlands-belgium-1975
POR – CAT: www.worldkorfball.org/matches/portugal-catalonia-1974
The final IKF EKC 2016 ranking is:
Gold medal: The Netherlands
Silver medal: Belgium
Bronze medal: Catalonia
4th place: Portugal
5th place: Germany
6th place: England
7th place: Czech Republic
8th place: Russia
9th place: Poland
10th place: Turkey
For more information, all the statistics, updated top scorers and ranking pools, visit the following link: www.worldkorfbal.org
You can review and follow all the tournament live 24/7 on IKF social media profiles timelines and hashtags (#EKC2016) on facebook.com/korfball.org and twitter.com/korfball. Here you will find all photos, videos, behind the scenes and after match interviews.
- Facebook #EKC2016 Timeline: https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/ekc2016?source=feed_text
- Twitter #EKC2016 Timeline: https://twitter.com/hashtag/ekc2016?f=tweets&vertical=default&src=hash
The live webcasting and live streaming of all games through IKF Youtube channel went on with more and new suprises every day. Enjoy again it from any country in the world! And discover IKF’s new Instragram account: instagram.com/korfball_org
On www.worldkorfball.org you can find and rewatch all games played during all the championship, live streamed in HD high quality webcasting, with English commentaries by Tom Brady.
DAY 8 IMAGE GALLERY (Finals): By (c) Marco Spelten (www.Facebook.com/ActiefotografieNL) & Nathalie Kruidenier.
More images from the medal ceremony [ûpdated Monday, October 31, 2016]: By (c) Marco Spelten (www.Facebook.com/ActiefotografieNL)