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Korfball European Championships – 1st Group Stage

October 25, 2010

As predicted, the top 8 seeds all won through into the A section for the second group stage, without too many headaches. The key results though were the ones that will carry through into the second group stage. Russia beat England 26-24, and the Czech Republic won 20-17 over Portugal, results that will mean that the English and Portuguese have it all to do in order to reach the semi-finals. The Dutch and Belgian victories over Germany and Catalonia will also carry through, but unless there are some huge shocks, that shouldn’t be the decisive factor in qualification.

IKF link here

In the B Section, Wales, Poland, Hungary and Ireland take victories into the second pools, though Ireland only get 2 points and Slovakia 1 from Ireland’s golden goal victory – the most dramatic game of the tournament so far. These pools look very even though, and all the teams will still feel they have a chance of qualifying from them and keeping World Championship qualification alive.

 

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