The first match on the final day of competition is for 5th place at The World Games. After an intense 4 days of competition both teams struggled to convert their chances resulting is a relatively low scoring first half. China went into the halftime break leading [8-5].
Suriname improved in the third period scoring four consecutive goals to level the scores at [9-9 before Xin ZHANG scored twice in quick succession to restore Team China’s two goal advantage [11-9].
Today was the last game for several players and a referee. Three players from Suriname stop playing for the national team Gerald VAN DIJK, Ivan KARSTERS and Vikash MISSIER.
International Korfball Referee, Tina van de Grimbeerge (BEL) also refereed her last match after a 8 year international referee career.
Gerald VAN DIJK scored a running-in goal in the final minute to set-up a thrilling last few attacks from both teams. To take the game into extra-time Suriname had to score. China won possession and played the ball into their offensive zone. Full Time.
End of the match. Team China finish in 5th place. Final score [13-12]