Belgium – Russia 30-15 (14-9)
The opening game brought no surprise. Slow starting from both teams resulted in 14-9 at half time.
Accurate shooting from the Belgians took away all hope for the Russians to bother their opponents.
Chinese Taipei – Germany 22-15 (10-8)
The absolutely magnificent new sport hall was sold out. Taipei made a tremendous start opening a six goal lead sentencing Germany to a difficult struggle to catch up.
With the Germans missing too many scoring chances Taipei controlled the game till the end.
The Netherlands – Portugal 38-18 (22-10)
Much animation when the president of Colombia is escorted to watch the beginning of this match. The crowd enjoys some beautiful actions. This is necessary the score difference is too important
Great Britain – Czech Republic 17-18 (11-6)
This proved to be the most exciting game of the day and the Czechs could not believe how they managed to win. Britain was the better team for most of the match and still led by five goals with 14 minutes left. Suddenly their scoring dried up and the Czechs scored three times in the last minute to snatch an incredible victory.
Graham Crafter2013-08-01 13:41:432013-08-01 13:41:43World Games Day 1: Netherlands and Belgium win big