The IKF published the four pools of four national teams each and the match schedule for the IKF European Korfball Championship scheduled to be held in Maia, Portugal, from 25 October to 2 November 2014.
Sixteen countries are participating and have been drawn into four pools of four. Unlike in previous championships, in order to try and prevent matches with a predictable result and large goal difference in the early round the selection of teams for the pools has been done in a different way on this occasion. Pools A and B have pools containing the highest ranked countries and pools C and D the lowest ranked countries. Countries ranked 1, 2 or 3 in pools A and B progress to the quarter finals for places 1 to 8 together with the countries finishing first in pools C and D. The remaining countries (4th in pools A and B plus 2nd, 3rd or 4th in pools C and D) will play quarter finals leading to a ranking of 9th to 16th.
Details on the pools and the match schedule follow the link: IKF EKC Pools and match schedule