Today’s final games ended with the new IKF European Korfball Champion 2018: The Netherlands, after beating Germany 21-8 in the big final played in Heerenveen BV Sportshall. The bronze medal was for Portugal, who defetead Belgium in an incredible and exciting tight match that finished 19-20 in favour of the Portuguese team.
Fifteen countries were competing from 13 to 21 October 2018 to be the new European korfball champion and also qualify between the top ten to play with ten other teams from different continents next year’s IKF World Korfball Championship 2019 in Durban, South Africa. Poland, Ireland and the rest of the teams playing today for places 1 to 8 are already qualified for the IKF WKC 2019 and Slovakia will be the first reserve from Europe.
Photos by Marco Spelten and Gertrude de Vries: korfbalfoto.nl