The group draw for the IKF World Korfball Championships 2023 took place on Monday, 10 July 2023 in Taipei City and was broadcast live on the IKF YouTube channel.
The IKF World Korfball Championships 2023 will host more teams than ever before, with 24 teams competing later this year in Taipei City, Chinese Taipei for the title.
IKF President Jan Fransoo and IKF Secretary General Joana Faria were present for the press briefing and group draw along with Vice-Mayor Yi-Hua, Lin from Taipei City Government, Director Hong-Xiang, Wang from Taipei City Sports Department, and Mrs. Shu-Wei, Huang.
From the Chinese Taipei Korfball Association President Wei-Chiang, Huang, Vice President Guo-Jin, Han, Secretary-General Yu-Tang, Wen, former Director Wu-Hsiung, Huang were also present along with Coach Mr. Feng and players from team Chinese Taipei.
To set the groups and pots, the IKF World Rankings from 1 January 2023 was used. The 24 participant teams were split across eight groups, A-H, with the highest ranking top 8 teams placed automatically one into each group, the remaining teams were selected from the pots.
|Group A||Group B||Group C||Group D||Group E||Group F||Group G||Group H|
|Pot 2||Pot 2||Pot 2||Pot 2||Pot 1||Pot 1||Pot 1||Pot 1|
|Pot 3||Pot 3||Pot 3||Pot 3||Pot 4||Pot 4||Pot 4||Pot 4|
Who was in each pot?
Pot 1: Catalonia, England, Hungary, Poland
Pot 2: New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong China, Slovakia
Pot 3: Ireland, Japan, Brazil, Türkiye
Pot 4: India, South Africa, Thailand, Malaysia
The full draw
Group A: Netherlands, Slovakia, Brazil
Group B: Belgium, Hong Kong China, Türkiye
Group C: Chinese Taipei, New Zealand, Ireland
Group D: Germany, Australia, Japan
Group E: China, England, India
Group F: Portugal, Poland, South Africa
Group G: Suriname, Hungary, Malaysia
Group H: Czech Republic, Catalonia, Thailand
The 12th edition of the World Championships will take place between 20 and 29 October 2023 in Tapiei City, Chinese Taipei, with the group stage matches being played over the first 5 days of the tournament.
Missed the draw? Watch it here
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