World Championship 2013 Serbia

Belgrade: France in the quarter-finals

Belgrade: France in the quarter-finals
photo: Björn Kenneth Muggerud

photo: Björn Kenneth Muggerud

Belgrade, Kombank Arena

France –  Japan 27 – 19 (12 -9)

Topscorers: Nina Kamto (FRA) 5 goals and Shio Fuji and Yuko Arihama (JAP) 5 goals each

France and Japan met in the second eight-final match of the day, in Kombank Arena.

France would be after many opinions clearly the team with better chances to win this battle, but Japan showed a great ambition, and with their unusually offensive defense and fast attack they surprised the French team and the result was quiet close until minute 25 of the first half, 4 – 4, 6 – 5,  8 – 7. Then the girls of Alain Porter managed to increase the lead to 10  -7 and the first half ended by 12 – 9.

 

In the second half France has Amandine Leynaud in the goals,but Japan managed to equalize and even take the lead, at 15-14 in the second half.Then the French team showed a ten minutes without received goal, they controlled the game, keeping the lead and increasing it, managing to win  their first knock-out match, qualifying to the quarter finals where they will meet Poland.

Final result: 27 – 19.

Best player of the match: Allison Pineau (France)

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World Championship 2013 Serbia

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