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The Netherlands wins the final of the IKF U21 European Korfball Championship 2019


The IKF U21 European Korfball Championship 2019 has its champion: The Netherlands! Belgium and the Dutch U21 squad played today’s IKF #U21EKC Final after a perfect tournament full of victories. But only one team can raise the champions trophy and the Dutch were the ones to achieve it after winning the final 12-21.

Germany and England played earlier for Bronze medal and after an exciting and tight game decided by a Golden Goal, the Germans won 15-16. In the fight for 5th place Hungary was able to beat Portugal in an intense and close match. Finally, today’s first game between Catalonia and Czech Republic was decided very early in favour of the local team (4-15).

Congratulations to all participant teams, officials, organisers and volunteers for this successful tournament hosted in the beautiful Czech city of Prostějov, and specially to the Czech Korfball Association celebrating its 30 anniversary.

After this finals results, the 6 first teams of the ranking below are qualified for the next IKF U21 World Korfball Championship that will be played from 11 to 18 July 2020 in Chinese Taipei (more info).

IKF U21 EKC 2029 – Final Ranking

1st (Champion): The Netherlands
2nd (Silver medal): Belgium
3rd (Bronze medal): Germany
4th place: England
5th place: Hungary
6th place: Portugal
7th place: Czech Republic
8th place: Catalonia

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DAY 5 Finals Results (Saturday 19.10.2019)

 Time For places Teams  Result  Video/Stats
10:15 7th-8th CAT – CZE 4-15 📺 / 📊
12:00 5th-6th POR – HUN 11-14 📺 / 📊
13:45 Bronze medal GER-ENG 15-16 (GG) 📺 / 📊
15:30 Final BEL-NED 12-21 📺 / 📊


All games can be watched again on IKF Youtube live streaming channel
 with all the statistics, results, scorers and rankings on www.worldkorfball.sport

You can also find more info on the official website of the tournament: u21ekc.korfbal.cz (in Czech and English)

Follow the #u21ekc on social media!

You can also review all the tournament on IKF official channels on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram:
► facebook.com/korfball.org
► twitter.com/korfball
► instagram.com/korfball_org

More info and special content can be found on LOC’s profiles:
► facebook.com/cesky.korfbal
► twitter.com/czechkorfbal
► instagram.com/czechkorfbal

Day 5 Image gallery

By Marco Spelten: actionphotography.nl – korfbalfoto.nl

MORE INFO AND IMAGE GALLERIES & HIGHLIGHTS FROM PREVIOUS DAYS 1, 2, 3 & 4 ON: https://korfball.sport/?p=22577

IKF U21 EKC 2019: NED & BEL will play the final and GER-ENG for Bronze


The finalists of the IKF U21 European Korfball Championship 2019 are known! The Netherlands and Belgium will play this Saturday the #U21EKC Final at 15:30. Germany vs England for Bronze medal at 13:45. Catalonia vs Czech Republic will face at 10:15 for 7th place and Portugal and Hungary at 12:00 will for 5th place.

DAY 5 Finals Match Schedule (Saturday 19.10.2019)

 Time For places Teams  Result  Video/Stats
10:15 7th-8th CAT – CZE 4-15 📺 / 📊
12:00 5th-6th POR – HUN 11-14 📺 / 📊
13:45 Bronze medal GER-ENG 15-16 (GG) 📺 / 📊
15:30 Final BEL-NED 12-21 📺 / 📊

IKF U21 EKC 2029 – Final Ranking

1st (Champion): The Netherlands
2nd (Silver medal): Belgium
3rd (Bronze medal): Germany
4th place: England
5th place: Hungary
6th place: Portugal
7th place: Czech Republic
8th place: Catalonia

Good luck to all teams in these final matches that are taking place in Prostějov, Czech Republic. These eight top U21 national squads are competing to be the new u21 European champion and for a place in the next IKF U21 World Korfball Championship that will be played from 11 to 18 July 2020 in Chinese Taipei (more info).

All games can be watched live through IKF Youtube live streaming channel with all the statistics, results, scorers and rankings on www.worldkorfball.sport

You can also find more info on the official website of the tournament: u21ekc.korfbal.cz (in Czech and English)

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Follow the #u21ekc on social media!

You can also follow all the tournament on IKF official channels on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram:
► facebook.com/korfball.org
► twitter.com/korfball
► instagram.com/korfball_org

More info and special content can be found on LOC’s profiles:
► facebook.com/cesky.korfbal
► twitter.com/czechkorfbal
► instagram.com/czechkorfbal

Day 3 Highlights

Day 3 Image gallery

By Marco Spelten: actionphotography.nl – korfbalfoto.nl

Day 4 Image gallery

By Marco Spelten: actionphotography.nl – korfbalfoto.nl

MORE INFO AND IMAGE GALLERIES & HIGHLIGHTS FROM PREVIOUS DAYS 1, 2 & 3 ON: https://korfball.sport/?p=22577

IKF U21 EKC 2019: The Semifinalists are known!


The cross finals and semifinalists of the IKF U21 European Korfball Championship 2019 are known at the end of the group phase. Belgium and England will play on Friday, October 18th, the 1st semifinal at 15:00 and The Netherlands and Germany the other semifinal at 16:45. Portugal vs Catalonia at 11:30 and Czech Republic vs Hungary at 13:45 will fight for places between 5th and 8th.

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DAY 4 Match Schedule (Friday 18.10.2019)

 Time Teams  Result  Video/Stats
11:30 Cross Final 1 POR-CAT 11-10 📺 / 📊
13:15 Cross Final 2 CZE-HUN 16-17 📺 / 📊
15:00 Semi Final 1 BEL-ENG 33-11 📺 / 📊
16:45 Semi Final 2 NED-GER 36-10 📺 / 📊

Good luck to all teams in these decisive matches that are taking place in Prostějov, Czech Republic. These eight top U21 national squads are competing to be the new u21 European champion and for a place in the next IKF U21 World Korfball Championship that will be played from 11 to 18 July 2020 in Chinese Taipei (more info).

All games can be watched live through IKF Youtube live streaming channel with all the statistics, results, scorers and rankings on www.worldkorfball.sport

You can also find more info on the official website of the tournament: u21ekc.korfbal.cz (in Czech and English)

DAY 5 Finals Match Schedule (Saturday 19.10.2019)

 Time For places Teams  Result  Video/Stats
10:15 7th-8th CAT – CZE 0-0 📺 / 📊
12:00 5th-6th POR – HUN 0-0 📺 / 📊
13:45 Bronze medal GER-ENG 0-0 📺 / 📊
15:30 Final NED – BEL 0-0 📺 / 📊

Follow the #u21ekc on social media!

You can also follow all the tournament on IKF official channels on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram:
► facebook.com/korfball.org
► twitter.com/korfball
► instagram.com/korfball_org

More info and special content can be found on LOC’s profiles:
► facebook.com/cesky.korfbal
► twitter.com/czechkorfbal
► instagram.com/czechkorfbal

Day 3 Highlights

Day 3 Image gallery

By Marco Spelten: actionphotography.nl – korfbalfoto.nl

Day 4 Image gallery

By Marco Spelten: actionphotography.nl – korfbalfoto.nl

MORE INFO AND IMAGE GALLERIES & HIGHLIGHTS FROM PREVIOUS DAYS 1, 2 & 3 ON: https://korfball.sport/?p=22577

IKF U21 EKC 2019 – Group phase updated final results & final ranking pools


From 15 to 19 October the IKF U21 European Korfball Championship 2019 is taking place in Prostějov, Czech Republic. Eight top U21 national squads are competing to be the new u21 European champion and for a place in the next IKF U21 World Korfball Championship that will be played from 11 to 18 July 2020 in Chinese Taipei (more info).

After day 3, the cross finals and semifinalists are known. Good luck to all teams and don’t miss the next games.

Participants:
POOL A: The Netherlands, England, Czech Republic and Catalonia.
POOL B: Belgium, Germany, Portugal and Hungary.

All games can be watched live through IKF Youtube live streaming channel with all the statistics, results, scorers and rankings on www.worldkorfball.sport

You can also find more info on the official website of the tournament: u21ekc.korfbal.cz (in Czech and English)

On this post you will find an updated review with results, links and images of the first 3 days of competition (group phase).

Group Phase – Final ranking pools (after Day 3):

POOL A – Points

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Total  Position
NED 3 3 3 +9  1st
ENG 0 3 3 +6  2nd
CZE 3 0 0 +3  3rd
CAT 0 0 0 +0  4th

POOL B – Points

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Total  Position
 BEL 3 3 3 +9  1st
GER 0 3 3 +6 2nd
POR 3 0 0 +3  3rd
HUN 0 0 0 +0  4th

DAY 1 Results (Tuesday 15.10.2019)

 Time Pool Teams  Result  Video/Stats
10:30 A ENG-NED 6-22 📺 / 📊
12:15 B GER-BEL 13-20 📺 / 📊
14:45 B POR-HUN 21-17 📺 / 📊
16:30 A CZE-CAT 15-9 📺 / 📊

DAY 2 Results (Wednesday 16.10.2019)

 Time Pool Teams  Result  Video/Stats
10:30 B HUN-GER 7-25 📺 / 📊
12:15 A CAT-ENG 15-28 📺 / 📊
14:45 B BEL-POR 24-10 📺 / 📊
16:30 A CZE-NED 13-33 📺 / 📊

DAY 3 Results (Thursday 17.10.2019)

 Time Pool Teams  Result  Video/Stats
10:30 A CAT-NED 9-42 📺 / 📊
12:15 B HUN-BEL 10-37 📺 / 📊
14:45 B GER-POR 18-15 📺 / 📊
16:30 A CZE-ENG 13-15 📺 / 📊

DAY 4 Match Schedule (Friday 18.10.2019)

 Time Teams  Result  Video/Stats
11:30 Cross Final 1 POR-CAT 11-10 📺 / 📊
13:15 Cross Final 2 CZE-HUN 16-17 📺 / 📊
15:00 Semi Final 1 BEL-ENG 33-11 📺 / 📊
16:45 Semi Final 2 NED-GER 36-10 📺 / 📊

DAY 5 Match Schedule (Saturday 19.10.2019)

 Time For places Teams  Result  Video/Stats
10:15 7th-8th CAT – CZE 0-0 📺 / 📊
12:00 5th-6th POR – HUN 0-0 📺 / 📊
13:45 Bronze medal GER – ENG 0-0 📺 / 📊
15:30 Final NED- BEL 0-0 📺 / 📊

Follow the #u21ekc on social media!

You can also follow all the tournament on IKF official channels on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram:
► facebook.com/korfball.org
► twitter.com/korfball
► instagram.com/korfball_org

More info and special content can be found on LOC’s profiles:
► facebook.com/cesky.korfbal
► twitter.com/czechkorfbal
► instagram.com/czechkorfbal

Day 1 Highlights

Day 1 Image gallery

By Josef Valenta (@josef.original)

Day 2 Highlights

Day 2 Image gallery

By Josef Valenta (@josef.original)

Day 3 Highlights

Day 3 Image gallery

By Marco Spelten: actionphotography.nl – korfbalfoto.nl

 

Everything’s ready for the IKF U21 European Korfball Championship 2019


From 15 to 19 October the IKF U21 European Korfball Championship 2019 will take place in Prostějov, Czech Republic. Eight top U21 national squads will compete to be the new U21 European champion and for a place in the next IKF U21 World Korfball Championship that will be played from 11 to 18 July 2020 in Chinese Taipei.

PARTICIPANTS:
POOL A: The Netherlands, England, Czech Republic and Catalonia.
POOL B: Belgium, Germany, Portugal and Hungary.

All games can be watched live through IKF Youtube live streaming channel with all the statistics, results, scorers and rankings on www.worldkorfball.sport

You can also find more info on the official website of the tournament: u21ekc.korfbal.cz (in Czech and English)

Here you can find the Youtube live streaming playlist, the full match schedule and links to follow this tournament. On Days 1, 2 & 3 the group phase will be played; on Day 4 the cross finals and semifinals and on Day 5 the final games.

DAY 1 Match Schedule (Tuesday 15.10.2019)

 Time Pool Teams  Result  Video/Stats
10:30 A ENG-NED 6-22 📺 / 📊
12:15 B GER-BEL 13-20 📺 / 📊
14:45 B POR-HUN 21-17 📺 / 📊
16:30 A CZE-CAT 15-9 📺 / 📊

DAY 2 Match Schedule (Wednesday 16.10.2019)

 Time Pool Teams  Result  Video/Stats
10:30 B HUN-GER 7-25 📺 / 📊
12:15 A CAT-ENG 15-28 📺 / 📊
14:45 B BEL-POR 24-10 📺 / 📊
16:30 A CZE-NED 13-33 📺 / 📊

DAY 3 Match Schedule (Thursday 17.10.2019)

 Time Pool Teams  Result  Video/Stats
10:30 A CAT-NED 9-42 📺 / 📊
12:15 B HUN-BEL 10-37 📺 / 📊
14:45 B GER-POR 18-15 📺 / 📊
16:30 A CZE-ENG 13-15 📺 / 📊

DAY 4 Match Schedule (Friday 18.10.2019)

 Time Teams  Result  Video/Stats
11:30 Cross Final 1 POR-CAT 11-10 📺 / 📊
13:15 Cross Final 2 CZE-HUN 16-17 📺 / 📊
15:00 Semi Final 1 BEL-ENG 33-11 📺 / 📊
16:45 Semi Final 2 NED-GER 36-10 📺 / 📊

 

DAY 5 Match Schedule (Saturday 19.10.2019)

 Time For places Teams  Result  Video/Stats
10:15 7th-8th CAT – CZE 0-0 📺 / 📊
12:00 5th-6th POR – HUN 0-0 📺 / 📊
13:45 Bronze medal GER – ENG 0-0 📺 / 📊
15:30 Final NED- BEL 0-0 📺 / 📊

Follow the #u21ekc on social media!

You can also follow all the tournament on IKF official channels on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram:
► facebook.com/korfball.org
► twitter.com/korfball
► instagram.com/korfball_org

More info and special content can be found on LOC’s profiles:
► facebook.com/cesky.korfbal
► twitter.com/czechkorfbal
► instagram.com/czechkorfbal

Belgium wins the IKF U21 EKC

The final between rivals The Netherlands and Belgium was very close, with half time reached at 12-11 for the Dutch. However, five minutes into the second half, with the score 14-14, the started Dutch an eight minute “blackout” ending with Belgium leading 19-14. Nobody would put their money on the Dutch at this stage but they didn’t give up and equalized just before normal playing time ended, the scoreboard stopping at just 0.1 second as their equalising goal was given, leaving the score at 23-23. The Golden Goal period started with the Dutch shooting precisely to score in their first attack. But Belgians equalised in their attack to make it 24-24. The next attack finished with a wrong Dutch shot and the Belgians used their chance to win 25-24. The last time Belgium had defeated their Dutch rival in an IKF Youth level Championship was 28 years ago in Marbella and it was 23 years ago since the Belgians had defeated their neighbours in any IKF major final.

The bronze medal match was between Portugal and England. This game was not about good quality shooting and was very close until the 33rd  minute when Portugal stepped forward with two goals to open a lead that England could not close. They finally won 14-11 (h/t  5-5) placing Portugal 3rd and England 4th.

In the other matches, the game between Czechs and Catalans was expected to be a close fight, but the spectators saw a parallel with the Brazil world cup semi-final as in only the sixth minute it was already 7-1 for Czechs and the Catalans looked really down. But the Czechs  thought that game was decided and let Catalans to come back to a more acceptable half time score of 13-10 for Czech Republic. In the second half, however, the Czechs didn’t  allowed any more questions to be asked, raising the difference to 10 goals ending game 26-18, confirming the Czechs Republic 5th and Catalonia 6th.

The match for 7th and 8th place was Germany vs. Russia. The Russians started better, but Germany hit  back to lead 8-7 at half time. It remained balanced until midway through the second half when Germany began to  prevail, finally winning 18-13 placing Germany 7th and Russia 8th.

Hungary played Poland for 9th place. The game was equal until half time (7-7) but second half started with a Hungarian offensive and the Poles couldn’t pull back, resulting in a 17-13 win for Hungary placing them 9th and  Poland 10th.

Turkey did not play on the final day and were placed 11th.

The IKF photographer Mr Cor Mantel was around in Olomouc (CZE) to make pictures. We give you an impression.

IKF U21 EKC total ranking

The IKF U21 European Korfball Championship does have a new winner. Belgium U21 beat their eternal rivals The Netherlands U21 after an exciting match with a Golden Goal extension. After 23 – 23 after normal playing time Belgium U21 wins 25 – 24 under guidance of referee Dean Woods (ENG).

Portugal U21 earns the bronze medal after beating England U21 (14 – 11).

Final ranking IKF U21 EKC 2014
1 BELGIUM
2 NETHERLANDS
3 PORTUGAL
4 ENGLAND
5 CZECH REPUBLIC
6 CATALONIA
7 GERMANY
8 RUSSIA
9 HUNGARY
10 POLAND
11 TURKEY

Belgium IKF U21 EKC winner

Belgium did beat the Netherlands 25 – 24 in an exciting Golden Goal final in the IKF U21 European Korfball Championship. After normal playing time it was 23 – 23. The Dutch scored the equalizer 1 second before the end!

More to follow later tonight!

 

IKF U21 EKC day 6

The sixth day was semi-finals day with cross pool matches.

The semi-finals for the medal places were the last two games of the day. Both games showed a big gap between the top two countries – The Netherlands and Belgium – and the rest. Belgium beat Portugal 31-11 (h/t 15-6) and The Netherlands beat England 29-10 (h/t 17-5).

In the other matches, Poland against Turkey should be easy for Poles on paper. Poland started better concentrated, keeping Turks on distance and was ahead at half time 9-5. The second half, however, was not as easy as expected, The Poles went down and the Turks felt the chance, but Poland held on winning by just one goal 13-12.

Catalonia vs. Germany was better started by the Germans, but they didn’t continue in that way and at the end of the first half were losing 7-10. In the beginning of the second half Germany was in a better mood and they came back to 11-12 in the 28th minute, but it was end of Germany’s revival as the Catalans recovered and held on for a 17-15 victory, a big disappointment for the Germans.

The other game, between the Czechs and Russia was expected to be fight between the best scorers of tournament – male (Petrukhin) on Russian side and female (Kolářová) on Czech side. The Czechs started well, but Russia was able to equalize at 2-2. Nobody expected, however, that this was all from the Russians. The Czech captain Denisa Kolářová started her shooting performance followed by the whole Czech team. Half time 11-5 and an end of game score of 21-9 clearly confirmed Czech dominance in this match and made home crowd happy.

IKF U21 EKC finals

Saturday 12 July 2014 is the finals day in the IKF U21 European Korfball Championship.

The matches are:

10.45  POLAND – HUNGARY  (places 9 – 10)
12.30  RUSSIA – GERMANY  (places 7 – 8)
14.15  CZECH REPUBLIC – CATALONIA  (places 5 – 6)
16.00  ENGLAND – PORTUGAL  (places 3 – 4)
18.00  NETHERLANDS – BELGIUM  (places 1 – 2)
19.15  medal + closing ceremony

Video

IKF U21 EKC FINAL

The final in the IKF U21 EKC in Olomouc (CZE) 12 July 2014.

Have a look and watch the high level of commitment, dedication and korfball quality.