Korfball competition has started! The first game of The World Games 2017 between Chinese Taipei and Germany showed how spectacular, intense and exciting a korfball game can be. Three wonderful first quarters made the audience enjoy and see the great level of these two squads. The final 22-14 in favour of the Asian team doesn’t show the real close game they played.
The 2nd game was clearly decided from the very beginning. China was playing against the Dutch champion, and there were no surprises. A 33-10 win for The Netherlands, that will play a much difficult game on Day 2 against Belgium.
At 19:00, team Poland played versus Great Britain, and the extra motivation of the Polish made them play not as good as they wanted. Only in the 2nd half they started to play more calm and relax, and the goals arrived. On the other hand, Great Britain scored really well during the whole match, winning the game 11-23.
The last match between Belgium and Australia (26-8) was also an easy game for the European team, but it was nice to see the great progress that the Australian squad is doing at all levels. Let’s see what are they capable to do on Day 2 against team China.
You can watch live all Day 2 games on www.worldkorfball.org, with statistics, top scorers and much more.
Here you have the Youtube playlist with all the games to be played today Saturday, July 22nd.
TWG 2017 DAY 1 IMAGES, by Marco Spelten Actiefotografie.nl
All images, reports, interviews, videos and curiosities will be available live 24/7 on IKF social media profiles (and via hashtags #TWG2017 #korfball):
More info, tournament rules, updated schedule and more on TWG 2017 Korfball Event
The World Games 2017 official website: www.theworldgames2017.com/en
The IWGA World Games Live Channel: LIVE STREAMING
— Olympic Channel (@olympicchannel) 19 de julio de 2017