Playoffs for WCh Serbia: Russia, Sweden and Croatia out

Playoffs for WCh Serbia: Russia, Sweden and Croatia out



Photo: Márta Kállai

Photo: Márta Kállai

The qualified teams for WCH in Serbia from Europe are:

 Serbia, Norway, Montenegro, Hungary, Czech Republic, Denmark, Poland, Germany, France, Netherlands, Spain, Romania


Qualified teams from Pan-American zone: Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, Dominican Republic


Qualified teams from Africa: Angola, Tunisia, Algeria, DRCongo


Qualified teams from Asia: China, Japan, South Korea


Qualified teams from Oceania: Australia

The draw for the preliminary round groups, played in Belgrade, Nis, Novi Sad and Zrenjanin, will be conducted on Saturday 15 June at 11:30 hrs. local time in the City Hall of Belgrade.



Results of the European playoffs:

Denmark – Turkey 31-26 (13-15)

– 8. June, 20:15 in Aarhus

First leg: Turkey-Denmark 24-42


Czech Republic – Iceland  26-21 (15-9)

8  June, 18:00 in Most

First leg:  Iceland- Czech Republic 17-29


Spain – FYR Macedonia 27-16 (16-8)

7 June, 19:00  in Soria

First leg: FYR Macedonia- Spain 21-27


Russia – Netherlands 21-33 (10-11)

– 9 June, 17:00  in Rostov-Don
First leg: Netherlands- Russia 26-27


Romania – Slovakia 30-22 (18-14)

8 June, 18:00   in Oradea

First leg: Slovakia- Romania 21-23


UkraineGermany 22-25 (10-11)

9 June, 19:00  in Kiev
First leg: Germany-Ukraine 24-16


Poland – Sweden 32-31 (17-15)

8 June, 17:00  in Elblag

First leg: Sweden-Poland 23-26


Croatia – France 26-30 (12-13)

9 June, 18:30 in Umag
First leg: France- Croatia 18:18



Dam-VM_2013Before the playoffs:

Some surprises can occur at the end, if we analyse the first leg’s results:

France has to win against Croatians lead be Andrea Penezic, in order to qualify, Sweden’s status is not very promising either, they suffered a clear defeat on home court against Poland, meanwhile Iceland can also take farewell of the WCh against Czechs.

Russia vs. Netherland will also be an exciting fight for a spot in Serbia.

Host Serbia, defending world champions Norway, European champions Montenegro and European bronze medalist Hungary have already qualified directly for the event.



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