Brazil impressed most at the first day of the IKF Pan American Korfball Championship in Americana, S.P., Brazil. They beat the inexperienced Mexican team 40-7. Rivillini took most of the goals for Brazil, with Moreno of Mexico scoring 3. In the other match, Colombia also showed a strong performance well ahead of expectations, by beating the Brazil reserve team (Brazil B) by 24-15 in an unofficial match. Showing this performance, Brazil and Colombia are the clear favorites for Sunday’s final. They will play each other Saturday morning in the first round of the competition.