Kolding, Sydbank Arena
Netherlands – France 28 – 25 (15 – 12)
Topscorers: Estevana Polman (NED) 10 goals and Allison Pineau (FRA) 8 goals
The best defence and best attack of the World Championship just clashed in Sydbank Arena, the two teams played an even first half, with many goals by both sides, some excellent goalkeeper saves by Leynaud and Wester and a quick tempo, nice handball. Groot, Broch on Dutch side, Pineau on the French side was responsible for scorings.
Half time: 15 -12
The second period was not any different than the first, Dutch team continued to play a fluent attack, French team was struggeling in several elements of the game. 20-17, one quarter left of the game.
Tess Wester is outstanding in the Dutch goal, meanwhile Polman, Groot secures the goals for Henk Groener’s team.
Allison Pineau do not find the goal, Holland is in lead by four, 22-18.
France reduced the gap to three, 25-23, but Netherlands are calm and precise in their attack, leading 26-22.
Dembele scored theree in a row from wing, 26-23.
Polman scored her tenth goal, Holland leads 27-24, two minutes left.
Final result: 28 – 25
Best player of the match: Tess Wester (NED)