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IKF Council decides to host 24 teams next year in Taipei: Hungary and Slovakia join earlier qualified teams from Europe

Update 1 December 2022: The dates of the IKF WKC 2023 have been announced. Chinese Taipei Korfball Association and IKF are looking forward to welcome the korfball community from 20-29 October 2023.

Original post 27 November 2022:

The Council of the International Korfball Federation, in consultation with the Local Organizing Committee of the 12th IKF World Korfball Championship, has decided that the WKC 2023 will have 24 participating teams. It is the first time the World Championship will have 24 countries and regions taking part, following the 20 teams that took part in the 11th World Korfball Championship in Durban, South Africa, in 2019.

The decision to expand the size of the event follows the large number of countries and regions that have or will take part in the qualifying events. This is a testimony to the versatility of the IKF member countries following the Covid-19 Pandemic. Growth has been particular in Africa – with a record 6 countries taking part in last month’s All Africa Korfball Championships, held in an innovative format in Abidjan (CIV) and Lusaka (ZAM) – and Asia – with a record 12 countries taking part in this week’s Asia Oceania Korfball Championship in Pattaya (THA). The Americas have seen a decline in participation as countries are struggling with the economic crisis aftermath of the pandemic.

The following countries have qualified until now:

Host: Chinese Taipei

Europe: Belgium, Catalonia, Czech Republic, England, Germany, Hungary, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Turkey. Further either Ireland or Switzerland has qualified directly*.

Africa: Morocco, Zimbabwe

First reserves Europe: 1) Switzerland or Ireland*, 2) France

First reserves Africa: South Africa (IKF AAKC South), Ivory Coast (IKF AAKC North/West)

From Asia and Oceania, 7 countries will qualify (in addition to the host country), among which at least one Oceanian country.

From the Americas, 2 countries will qualify. The IKF Pan American Korfball Championship will be played next month in Buenos Aires (ARG).

* Ireland and Switzerland played in parallel European qualifiers, while only one of the two countries will qualify directly. The IKF Council has decided that out of these two countries, the country that will have the highest position in the new IKF World Ranking per 1/1/2023 will qualify directly. The other country will be first reserve from Europe.

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Catalonia and Türkiye qualify for the World Korfball Championship 2023

From 31 October to 5 November 2022, the IKF EU World Korfball Championship Qualifier-B was taking place in Antalya, Türkiye. This second European qualifying event has revealed the last two European countries that will be able to take part in next year’s IKF World Korfball Championship 2023 in Taipei: Catalonia, after winning all 6 games played, and Türkiye (3 wins/2 losses), who qualified the last day in an exciting match against Hungary, that ended 3rd with the same wins.

Switzerland achieved the 4th place and together with Hungary, also qualify for the next Europeans to be played in 2024.

Congratulations to the winners and to all countries and organisers for a great and exciting championship.

1st Place: Catalonia
1st Place: Catalonia
2nd Place: Türkiye
2nd Place: Türkiye

OFFICIAL FINAL RANKING & RESULTS:

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The European teams automatically qualified for the WKC 2023 are NED, BEL, GER, POR and CZE. ENG and POL joined them after the Qualifier-A played two weeks ago in the Czech city of Kolín, and the last two will be revealed in this tournament in Türkiye.

Hungary, Catalonia, Türkiye, Scotland, Switzerland, Wales and France were the teams competing in this ultimate Qualifier-B for the last places at the IKF WKC 2023. Korfbol Türkiye and the Turkish Developing Sports Federation (TDSF) were the organisers of this event in collaboration with the IKF, and all games were be played at Goynuk Kemer Municipality Atatürk Sports Hall.

Fans around the world could watch and enjoy all matches through the IKF live streams available on www.worldkorfball.sport and youtube.com/ikfchannel, with all the statistics, results, play-by-play, top scorers and rankings.

IKF Youtube live streaming playlist:

*Click on the top-right icon ≣ to view all games scheduled

Korfbol Türkiye and the Turkish Developing Sports Federation (TDSF) were the organisers of this event in collaboration with the IKF, and all games were be played at Goynuk Kemer Municipality Atatürk Sports Hall.

Follow the #EUROQ2022 on social media!

Fans could also follow the event on IKF official social media channels and review the best videos, moments, stories, highlights and photographs of the tournament. Follow us on:

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It’s time for the EU WKC Qualifier-B in Antalya! Follow the daily updates here!

From 31 October to 5 November 2022, the IKF EU World Korfball Championship Qualifier-B is taking place in Antalya, Türkiye. This second European qualifying event will reveal the last two European countries that will be able to take part in next year’s IKF World Korfball Championship 2023 in Taipei.

OFFICIAL FINAL RANKING:

The European teams automatically qualified for the WKC 2023 are NED, BEL, GER, POR and CZE. ENG and POL joined them after the Qualifier-A played two weeks ago in the Czech city of Kolín, and the last two will be revealed in this upcoming tournament in Türkiye.

Hungary, Catalonia, Türkiye, Scotland, Switzerland, Wales and France are the teams competing in this ultimate Qualifier-B for the last places at the IKF WKC 2023. Korfbol Türkiye and the Turkish Developing Sports Federation (TDSF) are the organisers of this event in collaboration with the IKF, and all games will be played at Goynuk Kemer Municipality Atatürk Sports Hall.

Fans around the world can watch and enjoy all matches through the IKF live streams available on www.worldkorfball.sport and youtube.com/ikfchannel, with all the statistics, results, play-by-play, top scorers and rankings.

IKF Youtube live streaming playlist:

*Click on the top-right icon ≣ to view all games scheduled

Korfbol Türkiye and the Turkish Developing Sports Federation (TDSF) are the organisers of this event in collaboration with the IKF, and all games will be played at Goynuk Kemer Municipality Atatürk Sports Hall.

Follow the #EUROQ2022 on social media!

You can also follow the event on IKF official social media channels and review the best videos, moments, stories, highlights and photographs of the tournament. Follow us on:

youtube.com/IKFchannel

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DAILY IMAGE GALLERY

By Marco Spelten (Actiefotografie.nl)

DAY 6 (closing ceremony) – Saturday, 5 November 2022

DAY 6 – Saturday, 5 November 2022

DAY 5 – Friday, 4 November 2022

DAY 4 – Thursday, 3 November 2022

DAY 3 – Wednesday, 2 November 2022

DAY 2 – Tuesday, 1 November 2022

DAY 1 – Monday, 31 October 2022

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More info ► https://korfball.sport/event/ikf-eu-world-korfball-championship-qualifier-b

England and Poland qualify for the WKC 2023 after finishing 1st & 2nd at the Qualifier-A

The IKF EU World Korfball Championship Qualifier-A is over. From 17 to 22 October 2022, the Czech city of Kolín hosted this first European qualifying event that has proclaimed England and Poland as the two first European countries that will join the already qualified teams for next year’s Workd Korfball Championship 2023 in Taipei. The other two last European teams that can qualify will be revealed in two weeks during the Qualifier-B in Antalya, Türkiye (31/10 – 5/11).

England, Poland, Slovakia, Ireland, Greece and Serbia were the teams competing in this Qualifier-A, which ended as follows after an exciting week full of intense games and some interesting and crucial clashes.

OFFICIAL FINAL RANKING AFTER DAY 6:

1st – England (15 pts) – Qualified for the IKF WKC 2023
2nd – Poland (12 pts) – Qualified for the IKF WKC 2023
3rd – Slovakia (9 pts)
4th – Ireland (6 pts)
5th – Serbia (3 pts)
6th – Greece (0 pts)

MEDAL CEREMONY IMAGES (by Marco Spelten – Actiefotografie.nl)

UPDATED RESULTS AFTER DAY 6:

The Czech Korfball Federation was the organiser of this event in collaboration with the IKF, and all games were played at Sportovní hala Borky Kolín. You can visit the official website of the tournament (kolin22.korfbal.cz) to find all the information about this event.

Fans around the world were able to watch and enjoy all games through the IKF live streamings available on www.worldkorfball.sport and youtube.com/ikfchannel, with all the statistics, results, top scorers and rankings.

IKF Youtube live streaming playlist:

*Click on the top-right icon ≣ to view all games played.

Follow the #EUROQ2022 on social media!

You can also review all the event on IKF official social media channels and watch the best videos, moments, stories, highlights and photographs of the tournament. Follow us on:

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DAY 6 – IMAGE GALLERY (by Marco Spelten – Actiefotografie.nl)

DAY 5 – IMAGE GALLERY (by Marco Spelten – Actiefotografie.nl)

DAY 3 – IMAGE GALLERY (by Marco Spelten – Actiefotografie.nl)

DAY 2 – IMAGE GALLERY (by Marco Spelten – Actiefotografie.nl)

DAY 1 – IMAGE GALLERY (by Marco Spelten – Actiefotografie.nl)

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More info ► The IKF European WKC Qualifier-A has started. Follow it here!
More info ► https://korfball.sport/event/ikf-eu-world-korfball-championship-qualifier-a

The IKF European WKC Qualifier-A has started. Follow it here! (daily update)

From 17 to 22 October 2022, the IKF EU World Korfball Championship Qualifier-A is taking place in the Czech city of Kolín. This is the first European qualifying event that will reveal which countries will be able to take part in next year’s IKF World Korfball Championship 2023. The other European teams will be revealed in two weeks during the Qualifier-B in Antalya, Türkiye.

England, Poland, Slovakia, Ireland, Greece and Serbia are teams competing in this Qualifier-A, and the best two countries will automatically qualify for the IKF WKC 2023 in Taipei.

UPDATED RESULTS AFTER DAY 6 & MATCH SCHEDULE:

OFFICIAL RANKING AFTER DAY 6:

1st – England (15 pts) – Qualified for the IKF WKC 2023
2nd – Poland (12 pts) – Qualified for the IKF WKC 2023
3rd – Slovakia (9 pts)
4th – Ireland (6 pts)
5th – Serbia (3 pts)
6th – Greece (0 pts)

The Czech Korfball Federation is the organiser of this event in collaboration with the IKF, and all games will be played at Sportovní hala Borky Kolín. You can visit the official website of the tournament (kolin22.korfbal.cz) to find all the updated information about this event.

Fans around the world will be able to watch and enjoy all games through the IKF live streamings available on www.worldkorfball.sport and youtube.com/ikfchannel, with all the statistics, results, top scorers and rankings.

IKF Youtube live streaming playlist:

*Click on the top-right icon ≣ to view all games scheduled

Follow the #EUROQ2022 on social media!

You can also follow the event on IKF official social media channels and review the best videos, moments, stories, highlights and photographs of the tournament. Follow us on:

youtube.com/IKFchannel

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DAY 6 – IMAGE GALLERY (by Marco Spelten – Actiefotografie.nl)

DAY 5 – IMAGE GALLERY (by Marco Spelten – Actiefotografie.nl)

DAY 3 – IMAGE GALLERY (by Marco Spelten – Actiefotografie.nl)

DAY 2 – IMAGE GALLERY (by Marco Spelten – Actiefotografie.nl)