This season’s IKF Korfball Champions League Satellite Final has its champion: the German Schweriner KC, after winning this final event that took place during the last 3 days in Türkiye. From Thursday, January 18th, to Saturday 20th, four club teams were competing in Antalya – Kemer for this European trophy.
After 3 intense and exciting days, the German team won all the games and raised the derserved trophy. CCCD Carnaxide from Portugal ended in 2nd place, and Kocaeli University got the Bronze. Yildiz Technical University ended in last place with an exciting final game against Carnaxide that was decided by a golden goal.
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The German Schweriner KC and the Portuguese CCCD Carnaxide from Portugal ended in 2nd and 3rd place at the IKF Korfball Champions League Round 1-A and qualified for this event.
From the KCL Round 1-B, the French FJEP Bonson (2nd) and SKK Prievidza Dolphins from Slovakia (3rd) also qualified for this event, but the reserve teams replaced these qualified teams that unfortunately withdrew from competition at this late stage.
Yildiz Technical University KT and Kocaeli University SC KT from Türkiye were the other contenders in this exciting final event hosted by the Developing Sports Federation of Türkiye.
With this win, Schweriner KC follow the steps of the last champion NC Benfica and raises this year’s Satellite trophy! You can review and watch all games again on youtube.com/ikfchannel and www.worldkorfball.sport.
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Day 3 Recap: Final day
Day 2 Recap: Satellite Final Heats Up in Antalya
Day 2 of the IKF Champions League Satellite Final saw intense competition and shifting standings in Antalya, Türkiye. We had two more matches today in which the four teams vying for the trophy battled it out in two thrilling matches.
The first match of the day saw Schweriner KC from Germany take on CCCD Carnaxide from Portugal. In a closely contested game, Schweriner KC won with a 22-15 score. Their strong defense and accurate shooting proved too much for Carnaxide, who despite a valiant effort, couldn’t find their rhythm. Schweriner’s No.24 Lucas Witthaus and CCCD Carnaxide’s David FalcÃo shared the honors with 6 goals each.
The second match featured both teams from Türkiye, Yildiz Technical University and Kocaeli University, with both teams seeking their first victory of the final after defeats on day 1. Kocaeli started strong and built a comfortable lead. However, Yildiz University fought back and managed to get within one goal of their opponents in the 35th minute. The final few minutes of the game were tense, with Kocaeli University winning 14-17, securing their first points of the tournament.
With these results, the standings after Day 2 are as follows: Schweriner KC (6 points, 2 wins), CCCD Carnaxide (3 points, 1 win, 1 loss), Kocaeli University SC (3 points, 1 win, 1 loss) and Yildiz Tecnical University (0 points, 2 losses)
Exciting Matches Ahead | What to Watch for on Day 3
With the top three teams separated by just three points, the final day promises even more excitement.
Can Schweriner KC maintain their 100%-win record and secure the trophy? Will CCCD Carnaxide and Kocaeli University SC battle it out for second place? Can Yildiz Technical University find their winning form? Tune in tomorrow for Day 3 of the IKF Champions League Satellite Final and witness the culmination of this thrilling tournament!
Day 1 Recap
The opening day of the IKF Champions League Satellite Final proved to be a challenging one for the Turkish representatives, as both Yildiz University and Kocaeli University fell to defeat in their respective matches.
In the first game of the day, Yıldız Teknik University took on the German powerhouse Schweriner Korfball Club. The Turkish team started brightly, but the Germans soon found their rhythm and began to pull away. By halftime, Schweriner Korfball Club had established a comfortable 6-12 lead.
The second half saw Yildiz University fight back with determination, but they were unable to close the gap. The final score was 22-14 in favor of Schweriner Korfball Club. Schweriner’s Anna Goepfert top scored in the match with 9 goals.
In the second match of the day, Kocaeli University faced off against CCCD Carnaxide from Portugal. The game was a closely contested affair throughout, with both teams exchanging the lead several times. However, CCCD Carnaxide managed to pull ahead in the final minutes with a goal from Catia Correia and a brace from David FalcÃo to secure a 19-16 victory.
There is still plenty of korfball action to come at the Satellite Final over the next few days. Day 2 of the IKF Champions League Satellite Final promises to be another exciting day of korfball action with two more matches scheduled: CCCD Carnaxide vs. Schweriner, and Yildiz University vs. Kocaeli University.
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