2019 IKF World Korfball Championship

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2019 IKF World Korfball Championship
Tournament details
Host countrySouth Africa
Dates1–10 August
Teams20
Venue(s) (in 1 host city)
2015
2023
All statistics correct as of 8 September 2018.

The 11th IKF World Korfball Championship will be held in 2019 in Durban, South Africa. The International Korfball Federation awarded the hosting rights for the tournament to South Africa on 7 November 2015, ahead of the bid by New Zealand.[1]

In October 2016, the number of teams participating was increased from 16 to 20. The four extra places were awarded to the Americas (1), Africa (1) and Asia & Oceania (2). The Americas are now allotted 2 spots, Africa 2 spots, Europe 10 spots, and Asia and Oceania 6 spots (with a minimum of 1 for Oceania).[2] Due to withdrawals, in the end there will only be 1 team participating from the Americas and Africa (each), leading to 11 for Europe and 7 for Asia & Oceania.

This tournament also acts as the qualification tournament for Korfball at the World Games 2021. Eight teams will qualify for the World Games and the IKF aims to have teams from up to four continents present at the World Games, therefore the top eight finishing nations will qualify, with the exception that when a team finishes in the top eleven and is the highest finishing team from a top four continent not already having a qualifier, then this team will qualify instead of the last placed team from an already qualified continent. This de-facto means that the top five finishers are always certain of qualification, while the teams in place six through eight depend on the origin of teams up to place eleven. Note that it is unclear whether the IKF considers Asia and Oceania together for the purpose of determining "continents".[3]

Teams[edit]

Qualification[edit]

In February 2019, the IKF announced that both  Dominican Republic and  Zimbabwe withdrew from the tournament despite both having qualified for the first time ever. First reserve of the Americas ( Brazil) was unable to step in and ultimately the first reserves of Europe ( Slovakia) and Asia ( Macau) were invited and accepted the invitation.[4]

Team Date of
qualification
Method of
qualification
Finals
appearance
Previous
appearance
IKF
Ranking
[nb 1]
 Australia 2 August 2018 2018 Asia-Oceania Korfball Championship 3rd place 10th 2015 3
 Belgium 15 October 2018 2018 IKF European Korfball A-Championship top-8 finish 11th 2015 010
 Catalonia 15 October 2018 2018 IKF European Korfball A-Championship top-8 finish 09th 2015 4
 China 1 August 2018 2018 Asia-Oceania Korfball Championship runners-up 04th 2015 012
 Chinese Taipei 31 July 2018 2018 Asia-Oceania Korfball Championship winners 09th 2015 06
 Czech Republic 16 October 2018 2018 IKF European Korfball A-Championship top-8 finish 06th 2015 07
 England 15 October 2018 2018 IKF European Korfball A-Championship top-8 finish 11th 2015 02
 Germany 14 October 2018 2018 IKF European Korfball A-Championship top-8 finish 11th 2015 011
 Hong Kong 1 August 2018 2018 Asia-Oceania Korfball Championship 4th place 03rd 2015 15
 Hungary 16 October 2018 2018 IKF European Korfball A-Championship top-8 finish 04th 2015 09
 Ireland 18 October 2018 2018 IKF European Korfball B-Championship top-2 finish 01st 20
 Japan 3 August 2018 2018 Asia-Oceania Korfball Championship 5th place 02nd 1999 24
 Macau 14 February 2019 Invited[4] 01st 30
 Netherlands 14 October 2018 2018 IKF European Korfball A-Championship top-8 finish 11th 2015 016
 New Zealand 3 August 2018 2018 Asia-Oceania Korfball Championship 6th place 01st 1
 Poland 18 October 2018 2018 IKF European Korfball B-Championship top-2 finish 06th 2015 13
 Portugal 15 October 2018 2018 IKF European Korfball A-Championship top-8 finish 09th 2015 08
 Slovakia 14 February 2019 Invited[4] 03rd 2003 17
 South Africa 7 November 2015 Host country 07th 2015 15
 Suriname 3 March 2018 2018 Pan-American Korfball Championship champions 01st 21

Draw[edit]

For the draw, the teams were allocated to four pots based on the IKF World Korfball Ranking of December 2018. Pot 1 contained the best five teams (which were automatically assigned to pools A through E), pot 2 contained the next best five teams, and so on for pots 3 and 4, with the exception of Suriname which was placed into pot 3 instead of 4 as the IKF specified that each continental champion would at least be positioned in pot 3.[5] Finally, It is not allowed to have four European, three Asian or two Oceanian countries in the same pool. In case this happens during the draw, the relevant country will change position with the country drawn after. In case this is not possible, the change will be made with the country that has been drawn before.

The draw took place on 20 April 2019.[6]

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4

 Netherlands (1, CH Europe)
 Chinese Taipei (2, CH Asia-Oceania)
 Belgium (3)
 China (4)
 Germany (5)

 England (6)
 Czech Republic (7)
 Portugal (8)
 Hungary (9)
 Australia (10)

 Hong Kong (11)
 Catalonia (12)
 Poland (13)
 South Africa (15, CH Africa)
 Suriname (21, CH Pan-America)

 New Zealand (16)
 Slovakia (17)
 Ireland (20)
 Japan (24)
 Macau (30)

Group stage[edit]

Competing countries will be divided into five groups of four teams (groups A to E). Teams in each group played one another in a round-robin basis, with the top three teams of each group and the best fourth-placed team advancing to the knockout stage.

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Netherlands 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Round of 16
2  Czech Republic 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3  Catalonia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4  New Zealand 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Possible round of 16
First match(es) will be played on 1 August 2019. Source: [5][6]

Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Chinese Taipei 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Round of 16
2  Australia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3  Poland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4  Ireland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Possible round of 16
First match(es) will be played on 1 August 2019. Source: [5][6]

Group C[edit]

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Belgium 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Round of 16
2  England 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3  Hong Kong 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4  Slovakia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Possible round of 16
First match(es) will be played on 1 August 2019. Source: [5][6]

Group D[edit]

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  China 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Round of 16
2  Hungary 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3  Suriname 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4  Macau 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Possible round of 16
First match(es) will be played on 1 August 2019. Source: [5][6]

Group E[edit]

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Germany 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Round of 16
2  Portugal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3  South Africa 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4  Japan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Possible round of 16
First match(es) will be played on 1 August 2019. Source: [5][6]

Ranking of fourth-placed teams[edit]

Pos Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 A  New Zealand 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Knockout stage
2 B  Ireland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Eliminated
3 C  Slovakia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 D  Macau 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 E  Japan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 1 August 2019. Source: [5][6]

Knockout stage[edit]

 
Round of 16Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
              
 
 
 
 
A1
 
 
 
Best 4th placed team
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
B2
 
 
 
E2
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
D1
 
 
 
C3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
E1
 
10 August
 
A3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
B1
 
 
 
E3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
C2
 
 
 
D2
 
 
 
 
 
 Third place play-off
 
C1
 
 10 August
 
D3
 
  
 
 
 
  
 
A2
 
 
B3
 

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The rankings are shown as of December 2018. These are the rankings used for the final draw.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Winner of the bid for he 11th IKF WKC in 2019?". International Korfball Federation. Retrieved 2015-11-07.
  2. ^ "IKF Council extends World Championship participation to 20 countries, sets rules for Korfball4 and Beach korfball". International Korfball Federation. Retrieved 2019-03-05.
  3. ^ "Qualification criteria The World Games 2021 known". International Korfball Federation. 8 May 2019. Retrieved 5 June 2019.
  4. ^ a b c "IKF World Korfball Championship 2019 – Participants known". International Korfball Federation. Retrieved 2016-10-28.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g "Tournament set-up and draw criteria IKF World Korfball Championship 2019". IKF. 21 February 2019.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g "Draw confirms pool composition for IKF World Korfball Championship 2019". IKF. 20 April 2019.

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