Herning, Jyske Bank Boxen
Japan – Montenegro 23 – 29 (15 – 17)
Topscorers: Sunami Yui(JPN) 9 goals and Jovanka Radicevic (MNE) 10 goals
Japan has surprised the Montenegrins with their characteristic quick play in attack and offensive defense, leading against Adzic’s team for twenty minutes, when they managed to get it even at 9-9. Sakura Kametani had some great saves in Japanese goal, Susan Lazovic got injured in the last five minutes, the first half ended 15 – 17.
The second half started with an increased Montenegrin lead 15-19, but after a Japanese TO Japan managed to reduce the gap 19-20.But Balcanic team just was the better team in this encounter and won the match.
Best player of the match: Sunami Yua (JPN)