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Hungary & Serbia classify for the IKF EKC 2018 Final Round

Day 2 at the 1st round of the IKF European Korfball Championship 2018 in Budapest (HUN) ended with the following results:

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Hungary won the final of this IKF EKC 2018 First Round by beating Serbia 24-11. Both teams are qualified for the EKC Final Round next year in The Netherlands (13-21 October 2018). First reserve squad for the Final Round is Ireland, which ended third in this event.

IKF EKC 2018 1st ROUND FINAL RANKING:

  1. Hungary
  2. Serbia
  3. Ireland
  4. Greece
  5. Sweden
  6. Switzerland
  7. Armenia
  8. Ukraine

In the following link you can find some images of Day 2 games, by www.akciokepek.hu (Marco Spelten – Actiefotografie): Day 2 image gallery

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Highlights: During this tournament, Switzerland achieved its first ever international win.

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During Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 October 2017, eight national teams competed to achieve a place for the EKC 2018 final round (Event’s info). Only the numbers 1 and 2 in this first round will qualify for the IKF EKC in 2018 in The Netherlands (13-21 October 2018).

The participant teams were ARMENIA, GREECE, HUNGARY, IRELAND, SERBIA, SWEDEN, SWITZERLAND and UKRAINE. These last two countries had their first international appearance.

All games could be followed live on IKF’s data website: www.worldkorfball.org. Live results, matches schedule, game statistics, play-by-play, scorers and ranking pools were available live from Gabányi László Sportshall.

IKF EKC 2018 R1: Day 1 Results & Day 2 Schedule

The first day at the 1st round of the IKF European Korfball Championship 2018  in Budapest (HUN) showed us some nice games, a lot of exciting moments and the first golden goal of the tournament. These are today’s results and tomorrow’s match schedule, updated ranking pools and top scorers so far:

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In the following link you can find some images of Day 1 games, by www.akciokepek.hu (Marco Spelten – Actiefotografie): Day 1 image gallery

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During Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 October 2017, eight national teams will compete to achieve a place for the EKC 2018 final round (Event’s info). Only the numbers 1 and 2 in this first round will qualify for the IKF EKC in 2018 in The Netherlands (13-21 October 2018).

The participant teams are ARMENIA, GREECE, HUNGARY, IRELAND, SERBIA, SWEDEN, SWITZERLAND and UKRAINE. These last two countries have their first international appearance.

All games can be followed live on IKF’s data website: www.worldkorfball.org. Live results, matches schedule, game statistics, play-by-play, scorers and ranking pools will be available live from Gabányi László Sportshall.

Moreover, updated images and videos will be published on the following Facebook’s event page during the whole weekend: Facebook link

As usual, IKF’s social media profiles will also provide images and information about the tournament on facebook.com/korfball.org and twitter.com/korfball.

IKF EKC 2018 1st Round is ready to start in Budapest

The first round of the IKF European Korfball Championship 2018 (IKF EKC 1st Round) is ready to start in Budapest, Hungary.

During Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 October 2017, eight national teams will compete to achieve a place for the EKC 2018 final round (Event’s info). Only the numbers 1 and 2 in this first round will qualify for the IKF EKC in 2018 in The Netherlands (13-21 October 2018).

The participant teams are ARMENIA, GREECE, HUNGARY, IRELAND, SERBIA, SWEDEN, SWITZERLAND and UKRAINE. These last two countries have their first international appearance.

All games can be followed live on IKF’s data website: www.worldkorfball.org. Live results, matches schedule, game statistics, play-by-play, scorers and ranking pools will be available live from Gabányi László Sportshall.

Moreover, updated images and videos will be published on the following Facebook’s event page during the whole weekend: Facebook link

As usual, IKF’s social media profiles will also provide images and information about the tournament on facebook.com/korfball.org and twitter.com/korfball.

*UPDATE 27/10/2017: Information about the possibility of live webcasting of the games will be announced as soon as it’s confirmed by the LOC.

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:

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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 6 (Fri, Oct 28): NED & BEL will play the final

The Netherlands and Belgium won their semi final games against Portugal and Catalonia respectively on Friday 30 October of the IKF European Korfball Championship 2016 in Dordrecht and will play the final for the gold medal on Sunday, Oct 30, at 13:30 (local time).

The Catalans and the Portuguese did their best in these two semi final matches, but even in the 1st quarter both finalists showed how powerful they are, leading their games comfortably from the beginning until the end. These two teams will play for the bronze medal on Sunday too at 11:30.

England beated Turkey easily in today’s first game, as well as Germany over Poland in the 2nd game. Both ENG and GER will play its first game on Saturday 29 at 16:15. Afterwards these two teams have to play their last game against Russia and Czech Republic (see schedule below).

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On the other hand, Turkey and Poland have the opportunity to win their first game in the clash that they will play tomorrow Saturday 29 at 15:00.

Here you can see today’s Day 6 results.

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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.orgyou 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 21: ENGLAND – TURKEY

Game 22: GERMANY – POLAND

Game 23: RUSSIA – CZECH REPUBLIC

Game 24: BELGIUM – CATALONIA

Game 25: THE NETHERLANDS – PORTUGAL

DAY 6 IMAGE GALLERY: By (c) Marco Spelten (www.Facebook.com/ActiefotografieNL)

After match EKC 2016 Day 6 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.

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Day6_EKC_RankingPools

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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 4: Results, pools, interviews, games & images (Tue, Oct 25)

Fourth day in Dordrecht’s IKF European Korfball Championship 2016. After today’s games, all is ready for tomorrow’s decisive games between Catalonia and Germany in Pool A (16:00), and Portugal vs England (14:00) in Pool B, looking for a place in the semi finals.

The Netherlands and Belgium won their third games today and remain leaders of their pools with 3 wins and n0 losses. Portugal beated Czech Republic easier than expected (20-10), and Russia lost all their chances against Germany in a 3rd quarter with 0 goals scored, ending the game 25-11 in favour of the Germans.

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

You can review 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 4 games played and live streamed on www.worldkorfball.org.

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Game 13: PORTUGAL – CZECH REPUBLIC

Game 14: GERMANY – RUSSIA

Game 15: BELGIUM – POLAND

Game 16: THE NETHERLANDS – TURKEY

Day 5 Match Schedule (Wednesday, October 26)

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DAY 4 IMAGE GALLERY: By (c) Marco Spelten (www.Facebook.com/ActiefotografieNL)

After match EKC 2016 Day 4 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.

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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)

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

After match EKC 2016 Day 3 Interviews

IKF European Korfball Championship (IKF EKC) 2016: Pools draw

Following completion of the two qualification events last week in France and Slovakia, all 10 countries that have qualified for the IKF European Korfball Championship 2016 are known.

The IKF EKC are to be held from 22 October to 30 October 2016 in the Netherlands, in the city of Dordrecht.

The 10 countries that have achieved qualification are as follows.

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

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)

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

The match schedule will be published 20 June 2016 at the latest in the IKF website, www.korfball.org, under ‘Events’: https://ikf.org/event/ikf-european-korfball-championship

For further information regarding the History of the IKF European Korfball Championship please refer to the IKF website, www.korfball.org, go to the ‘Documents’ tab and searching under ‘Event Booklets’ for the booklet ‘IKF European Korfball Championship.’