Novi Sad, SPENS Arena
Poland – France 22 – 21 (11 – 8)
Topscorers: Alina Wojtas and Karolina Siodmiak (POL) 5 goals each and Allison Pineau (FRA) 5 goals
This was the night of the surprises, this was proved by the Polish team, led by Kim Rasmusen, which after a French lead in the first half managed to equalize and teake the lead, then keep it, finishing 11-8 the first half.
The second part of the match was also controlled by the Polish side, even France managed to come back to one goal defference (16-15), they never manged to get the draw or the lead. Poland has participated at WCh last time in 2007, and now they are qualified in the semifinals.
Final result: 22 – 21.
Kim Rasmussen (POL), head-coach: ”
It is quiet unbielivable to defeat a team like France, which is one the best teams in the world. I think that we deserved to be in the semifinals.”