A record number of 15 countries have entered the 21st U19 Korfball World Cup 2016 in Leeuwarden (NED). This important international korfball tournament for players under 19 will be held from 24 – 27 March in Kalverdijkje sports centre and the Cammingha sports hall in Leeuwarden and is patronised by International Korfball Federation (IKF). For the very first time Dominican Republic and Hong Kong China are among competing nations.
The official drawing of the pools (according the rules and ranking of IKF) took place on 26 January. The results are as follows:
Pool A: Netherlands, Portugal, Catalonia and RTC North*;
Pool B: Chinese Taipei, Czech Republic, China and Poland;
Pool C: England, Germany, Morocco and Hong Kong China;
Pool D: Belgium, Hungary, Russia and Dominican Republic.
* RTC North play out of competition
Winners of the 2015 edition were the Netherlands, followed by Belgium.
Teaser trailer U19KWC 2016: