Næstved, Arena Næstved
The Netherlands – China 42-21 (19-8)
Topscorers: Lois Abbingh and Yvette Broch (NED) 7 goals each and Ru Qiao (CHN) 5 goals
In front of a crowded arena in Næstved Dutch team made an impressive first match against China, getting the victory without any difficulties.
Poland – Cuba 27-22 (12-11)
Topscorers: Ayling Martinez (CUB) 8 goals and Karolina Kudlacz-Gloc (POL) 11 goals
Cuba was close to a big result as they managed to hold Poland on level until 16-16, half way through the second half.
But then the Polish team decided to take the control of the game, showing their possibilities given of a wider squad and an excellent fighting spirit..
Led by Karolina Kudlacz, the team of Kim Rasmussen earned the two pints, meanwhile Cuba is still a dangerous opponent in the next encounters.
Sweden – Angola 37-23 (18-12)
Topscorers: Nathalie Hagman-Annamaria Johansson (SWE) 8 and 7 goals and Matilde Andre (ANG) 6 goals
Sweden overcome easily Angola, controling the match from the start to the end and giving chance for the whole squad to feel the athmosphere of a championship.