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The Netherlands: European Korfball Champion 2016 (EKC Day 8 – Sun, Oct 30)

One more time, The Netherlands beat Belgium in the IKF EKC final played in Dordrecht’s Sportboulevard Sunday, October 30,2016. The power of the Dutch team was overwhelming in the first minutes, creating a huge gap in the scoreboard with 10-2 at the end of the first quarter, making it almost impossible to go back for the Belgians.. Belgium tried to recover, but it was an impossible mission given the excellent performance of the Dutch who were supported by a home crowd of 4,000 in a sold-out venue. The final result: 27-14.

The bronze medal game was a terrific and exciting game between two similar and experienced teams. Catalonia lead in the beginning, but Portugal came back and turned the game around. Only in the last minutes the Catalan team was able to open a little breach, which became decisive in the final result (12-16). This bronze medal is the first ever achieved by the Catalan national korfball team in an IKF senior tournament.

You can rewatch both games via the following links:
NED – BEL: www.worldkorfball.org/matches/netherlands-belgium-1975

POR – CAT: www.worldkorfball.org/matches/portugal-catalonia-1974

The final IKF EKC 2016 ranking is:
Gold medal: The Netherlands
Silver medal: Belgium
Bronze medal: Catalonia
4th place: Portugal
5th place: Germany
6th place: England
7th place: Czech Republic
8th place: Russia
9th place: Poland
10th place: Turkey

For more information, all the statistics, updated top scorers and ranking pools, visit the following link: www.worldkorfbal.org

You can review and follow all the tournament live 24/7 on IKF social media profiles timelines and hashtags (#EKC2016) on facebook.com/korfball.org and twitter.com/korfball. Here you will find all photos, videos, behind the scenes and after match interviews.

The live webcasting and live streaming of all games through IKF Youtube channel went on with more and new suprises every day. Enjoy again it from any country in the world! And discover IKF’s new Instragram account: instagram.com/korfball_org

On www.worldkorfball.org you can find and rewatch all games played during all the championship, live streamed in HD high quality webcasting, with English commentaries by Tom Brady.

DAY 8 IMAGE GALLERY (Finals): By (c) Marco Spelten (www.Facebook.com/ActiefotografieNL) & Nathalie Kruidenier.

More images from the medal ceremony [ûpdated Monday, October 31, 2016]: By (c) Marco Spelten (www.Facebook.com/ActiefotografieNL)

IKF EKC 2016 Day 7 (Sat, Oct 29): Germany ends in 5th place

Six games were played today in IKF EKC 2016 Day 7 in Dordrecht. The most important duels were the ones involving teams with options to achieve the 5th place in this IKF European Korfball Championship 2016.

At the end of the day, Germany was able to beat both England and Czech Republic, becoming 5th classified in this tournament. In 6th place ended England and in 7th, Czech Republic. Russia beated Poland (15-13) to reach place 8 in IKF EKC 2016 and secure its spot in 2018 IKF EKC “A” group.

The final ranking after today’s games is:
5th place: Germany
6th place: England
7th place: Czech Republic
8th place: Russia
9th place: Poland
10th place: Turkey

Tomorrow Sunday, October 30, will be the big day, with the bronze medal game between Portugal and Catalonia (at 11:30). Later at 13:30 (local time), the big IKF EKC 2016 final: The Netherlands – Belgium.

Both games will be live streamed on www.worlkorfball.org with English commentaries and also live on the Dutch national TV broadcaster NOS.

Official links:
POR – CAT (11:30 CET+1): www.worldkorfball.org/matches/portugal-catalonia-1974

NED – BEL (13:30 CET+1): www.worldkorfball.org/matches/netherlands-belgium-1975

Here you can see today’s Day 7 results:

Day7_EKC_Results

For more information, all the statistics, updated top scorers and ranking pools, visit the following link: www.worldkorfbal.org

You can review and follow all the tournament live 24/7 on IKF social media profiles timelines and hashtags (#EKC2016) on facebook.com/korfball.org and twitter.com/korfball. Here you will find all photos, videos, behind the scenes and after match interviews.

The live webcasting and live streaming of all games through IKF Youtube channel will be going on with more and new suprises. Enjoy it from any country in the world! And discover IKF’s new Instragram account: instagram.com/korfball_org

On www.worldkorfball.org you can find and rewatch all games played today and during all the championship, live streamed in HD high quality webcasting, with English commentaries by Tom Brady.

Game 26: TURKEY – POLAND

Game 27: ENGLAND – GERMANY

Game 28: TURKEY – RUSSIA

Game 29: ENGLAND – CZECH REPUBLIC

Game 30: RUSSIA – POLAND

Game 31: CZECH REP. – GERMANY

DAY 7 IMAGE GALLERY: By (c) Marco Spelten (www.Facebook.com/ActiefotografieNL)

After match EKC 2016 Day 7 Interviews

IKF EKC 2016 Day 5: Semi finalists known (results, interviews, games & images) Wed, Oct 26

After the 5th day of competition in IKF EKC 2016 in Dordrecht, the semi finalists are known. Catalonia beated Germany in a very exciting game. The best scoring of the Catalans in the 3rd quarter allowed them to get enough advantage and decide the game in their favour by 21-16.

Previously, today’s 1st game between England and Portugal was clearly dominated by the Portuguese. England tried to go back, but the challenge was huge and Portugal kept scoring until the end of the game (12-17).

Belgium is the other known semi finalist. They will play against Catalonia on Friday at 18:00 PM (GMT + 2). Their last game vs Czech Republic (34-14) was very close at the beginning, but during the 2nd quarter the Diamonds showed all their potential and definitely decided the match.

The last game of this IKF EKC 2016 Day 5 ended with an spectacular 48-12 in favour of The Netherlands over Russia. From the very beginning it was clear that this game was a great chance to show to Dordrecht’s Sportboulevard audience how powerful and talented the Dutch team is. Great plays, fast balls, tricky goals and constant alley-oops as a demonstration of great showtime.

These are today’s Day 5 results, the updated ranking pools and the match schedule of games to play on Friday, October 28 (Day 6), after Thursday 27 as a day of rest.

Day5_EKC_Results

Day6_EKC_RankingPools

Day6_EKC_Schedule

For more information, all the statistics, updated top scorers and ranking pools, visit the following link: www.worldkorfbal.org

You can review and follow all the tournament live 24/7 on IKF social media profiles timelines and hashtags (#EKC2016) on facebook.com/korfball.org and twitter.com/korfball. Here you will find all photos, videos, behind the scenes and after match interviews.

The live webcasting and live streaming of all games through IKF Youtube channel will be going on with more and new suprises. Enjoy it from any country in the world! And discover IKF’s new Instragram account: instagram.com/korfball_org

Here you can rewatch all games played and live streamed on www.worldkorfball.org.

Game 17: ENGLAND – PORTUGAL

Game 18: CATALONIA – GERMANY

Game 19: BELGIUM – CZECH REPUBLIC

Game 20: THE NETHERLANDS – RUSSIA

DAY 5 IMAGE GALLERY: By (c) Marco Spelten (www.Facebook.com/ActiefotografieNL)

After match EKC 2016 Day 5 Interviews

IKF EKC 2016 Day 3: Results, pools, interviews, games & images (Mon, Oct 24)

Third EKC day in Dordrecht’s Sportsboulevard, with all teams one hundred percent concentrated and focused, while competing to achieve the best results in their duels.

Portugal and Germany gave no options to Poland and Turkey. But England and Czech Republic had to fight until the last minute to decide the winner. England started very strong and secure, but the czechs go back into the game and finished very close and with some chances to turn around the scoreboard in the last minutes.

The last match between Catalonia and Russia showed us how motivated and powerful is this catalan squad. With an overwhelming 1st quarter (13-4), they kept scoring until the end of the game, achieving the top result so far in this IKF EKC 2016, with 35 goals scored (35-11).

For more information, all the statistics, updated top scorers and ranking pools, visit the following link: www.worldkorfbal.org

Local schools and clubs visited the sports hall in the morning, and enjoyed the training session and later talking with the players of the national dutch squad. They also enjoyed today’s first game between Poland and Portugal, having fun and cheering both teams with a great joyfulness. An incredible morning for both players and children!

You can review and follow all the tournament live 24/7 on IKF social media profiles timelines and hashtags (#EKC2016) on facebook.com/korfball.org and twitter.com/korfball. Here you will find all photos, videos, behind the scenes and after match interviews.

The live webcasting and live streaming of all games through IKF Youtube channel will be going on with more and new suprises. Enjoy it from any country in the world! And discover IKF’s new Instragram account: instagram.com/korfball_org

Here you have today’s results, ranking pools so far and all Day 3 games played and live streamed on www.worldkorfball.org.

Day3_EKC_Results

Day3_EKC_RANKINGpOOLS

Game 9: POLAND – PORTUGAL

Game 10: GERMANY – TURKEY

Game 11: ENGLAND – CZECH REPUBLIC

Game 12: CATALONIA – RUSSIA

Day 4 Match Schedule (Tuesday, October 25)

Day4_EKC_Schedule

DAY 3 IMAGE GALLERY: By (c) Marco Spelten (www.Facebook.com/ActiefotografieNL)

After match EKC 2016 Day 3 Interviews

IKF EKC 2016 Day 2: Results, games, interviews & images (Sun, Oct 23)

Second day of competition in Dordrecht in this new edition of the IKF European Korfball Championship 2016. Germany and Portugal played their first match in this tournament against two of the strongest teams: The Netherlands and Belgium. These two teams have 2 wins over the other participants, while Poland and Turkey weren’t able to reach a victory after two games in this IKF EKC 2016.

For more information, all the statistics, top scorers and ranking pools visit the following link: www.worldkorfbal.org

On the other hand, this was another great day for korfball fans in Dordrecht Sportsboulevard, with lots of activities during the whole morning before the official games started: friendly games, special trainings and clinics. And later in the evening, the fan zone was as crowded as usual to play and try beach korfball and also see and meet the national Dutch korfball stars.

You can review and follow all the tournament live 24/7 on IKF social media profiles timelines and hashtags (#EKC2016) on facebook.com/korfball.org and twitter.com/korfball. Here you will find all photos, videos, behind the scenes and after match interviews.

The live webcasting and live streaming of all games through IKF Youtube channel will be going on with more and new suprises. Enjoy it from any country in the world! And discover IKF’s new Instragram account: instagram.com/korfball_org

Here you have today’s results and all Day 2 games played and live streamed on www.worldkorfball.org.

Day2_EKC_Results

Game 5: TURKEY – CATALONIA

Game 6: THE NETHERLANDS – GERMANY

Game 7: BELGIUM – PORTUGAL

Game 4: ENGLAND – POLAND

Day 3 Match Schedule (Monday, October 24)

Day3_EKC_Schedule

DAY 2 IMAGE GALLERY: By (c) Marco Spelten (www.Facebook.com/ActiefotografieNL)

After match EKC 2016 Day 2 Interviews

IKF EKC 2016 Day 1: Results, games, interviews & images (Sat, Oct 22)

The IKF European Korfball Championship 2016 has started in Dordrecht (The Netherlands). The first day of competition is always a tough test for all teams, and it’s exciting to see how much all teams have improved their games. A great week is coming!

Today’s spectators enjoyed a lot during all matches and also taking part in all the activities and events organized during this IKF EKC 2016. You can follow all the tournament live 24/7 on IKF social media profiles on facebook.com/korfball.org and twitter.com/korfball.

Here you have today’s results and all Day 1 games played and live streamed on www.worldkorfball.org.

Day1_EKC_Results

Game 1: CZE – POL

Game 2: BEL – ENG

Game 3: NED – CAT

Game 4: RUS – TUR

Day 2 Match Schedule (Sunday, October 23)

Day2_EKC_Schedule

You can review and follow all the tournament live 24/7 on IKF social media profiles timelines and hashtags (#EKC2016) on facebook.com/korfball.org and twitter.com/korfball. Here you will find all photos, videos, behind the scenes and after match interviews.

The live webcasting and live streaming of all games through IKF Youtube channel will be going on with more and new suprises. Enjoy it from any country in the world! And discover IKF’s new Instragram account: instagram.com/korfball_org

DAY 1 IMAGE GALLERY: By (c) Marco Spelten (www.Facebook.com/ActiefotografieNL)

Opening ceremony images:

After match EKC 2016 Day 1 Interviews

IKF European Korfball Championship 2016

In the period 22 – 30 October 2016 the Royal Dutch Korfball Organisation (KNKV) organize the next IKF EKC.

Ten (10) European countries participate in this final round.

The ranked numbers 1 – 6 in the last IKF EKC in 2014 in Portugal qualified already:

  • Netherlands – NED
  • Belgium – BEL
  • Portugal – POR
  • England – ENG
  • Czech Republic – CZE
  • Russia – RUS

Four (4) more qualify after the IKF EKC 1st rounds in Nitra, Slovakia and Saint Etienne, France from 3 – 5 June 2016.

[UPDATE] The other 4 countries that have achieved qualification after IKF EKC 1st Rounds are:

  • Catalonia – CAT
  • Germany – GER
  • Poland – POL
  • Turkey – TUR

Following the draw 6 June 2016 in Dordrecht (The Netherlands), the pools are:

POOL A POOL B
The Netherlands (NED) Belgium (BEL)
Catalonia (CAT) England (ENG)
Germany (GER) Portugal (POR)
Russia (RUS) Czech Republic (CZE)
Turkey (TUR) Poland (POL)

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IKF European Korfball Championship (IKF EKC) 2016 starts

Saturday 22 October 2016 1400 PM (GMT +2; summer time) the next IKF EKC starts with the match Czech Republic – Poland.

The IKF EKC is to be held from Saturday 22 October to Sunday 30 October 2016 in the Netherlands, in the city of Dordrecht in the Sportboulevard.

The Royal Dutch Korfball Federation (KNKV) is the organizer.

The 10 countries that have achieved qualification are:

Belgium, Catalonia, Czech Republic, England, Germany, The Netherlands (reigning champion), Poland, Portugal, Russia and Turkey.

The pools are:

POOL A POOL B
The Netherlands (NED) Belgium (BEL)
Catalonia (CAT) England (ENG)
Germany (GER) Portugal (POR)
Russia (RUS) Czech Republic (CZE)
Turkey (TUR) Poland (POL)

In total 33 matches will be played in the Event. The IKF EKC final will be played on Sunday 30 October 2016 1330 PM (GMT +1; winter time).

Following the last IKF European Korfball Championship held in Portugal in 2014, The Netherlands is the reigning champion.

The match schedule is available: Click for complete IKF EKC match schedule

For the complete History of the IKF European Korfball Championship please refer to the IKF website: Click for IKF European Korfball Championship history booklet July 2016

All IKF EKC matches are available through live streaming via worldkorfball.org (Click for worldkorfball.org), the ikfchannel on YouTube.

You can review and follow all the tournament live 24/7 on IKF social media profiles timelines and hashtags (#EKC2016) on facebook.com/korfball.org and twitter.com/korfball. Here you will find all photos, videos, behind the scenes and after match interviews.

 

 

Live webcasting IKF EKC matches

All IKF European Korfball Championship (IKF EKC) matches will be available through live webcasting.

You are invited to watch the matches via worldkorfball.org or through the ikfchannel on YouTube.

For worldkorfball.org; CLICK HERE

The ikfchannel on YouTube you can use the url’s:

All time in GMT + 2 Summer time zone or Amsterdam time

Time Date Game YouTube URL
14.00 22-Oct CZE – POL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7xLWE_EyOo
 16.00 22-Oct BEL – ENG https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oU-HVY0yBUY
 18.30 22-Oct NED – CAT https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TeFHxxWLta0
20.30 22-Oct RUS – TUR https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sznWSdgvlgs
 14.00 23-Oct TUR – CAT https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6oPgl8B2M4
 16.00 23-Oct NED – GER https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4pUF0LHilc
 18.00 23-Oct BEL – POR https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehOlBaMYd94
 20.00 23-Oct ENG – POL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74aU98DcZX8
 14.00 24-Oct POL – POR https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84wKtdSnrRA
 16.00 24-Oct GER – TUR https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPvPJq9ErZE
 18.00 24-Oct ENG – CZE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WarDqaSfqzI
 20.00 24-Oct CAT – RUS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRfym42UjUc
 14.00 25-Oct POR – CZE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iv2TaKIFl6g
 16.00 25-Oct GER – RUS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Ez9hd5A1T8
 18.00 25-Oct BEL – POL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfdPJ8lhwc4
 20.00 25-Oct NED – TUR https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4t0qjDM9ddM
 14.00 26-Oct ENG – POR https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dASG8JRYBkI
 16.00 26-Oct CAT – GER https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UUncgpW7oE
 18.30 26-Oct BEL – CZE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYKqgVDDzXY
 20.30 26-Oct NED – RUS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zViRqf4_3Wg

 

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