The third match today was a must win match for Germany after their [26-9] defeat by Belgium on day one. If Suriname won they would be guaranteed a top four finish.

The match was highly competitive from the moment referee Lukas Pazourek (CZE) whistled to start the game to the full-time signal.

For the majority of the match neither team were able to assert their dominance on the game. Both teams fought for every ball and gave maximum effort, resulting in a physically competitive match.

There was little to separate the teams during the first half. Halftime [11-9] in favour of Germany.

Vladimir SLOT who top scored for Suriname scored twice in quick succession in the third period to level the scores at 15-15.

Pascal DEMUTH won and converted the resulting penalty to put Germany back into the lead [16-15] with 29 minutes played. Germany would remain ahead for the remainder of the match.

Final score; [ 24-22] in favour of Germany. Gerald VAN DIJK top scored in the match for Suriname with 7 goals. Germany’s Anna ORTH was the female top goal scorer with 6 goals.

On day three of the competition Germany will take on China, with Suriname taking on the No.2 ranked team in the World, Belgium.