What a match! China and Suriname put on a show in the last match on Day 1 of The World Games.
It was a high intensity match from the referee’s first whistle, with very little to separate the teams.. It was the team from South America who went into the Quarter 1 break ahead by two goals, with Suriname’s Vladimir SLOT scoring three of the team’s 6 goals.
The scoreboard was at 10-10 within just over 1 minute to go in the first half! Both teams were giving it everything. It was a real edge of your seat game, with the teams trading goals throughout the second Quarter.
Two quick goals from Xiaoxi CHEN in the last few seconds of the half meant that China went into the half-time break leading by two [12-10].
We are not exactly sure what was said by Suriname coach Riko KRUIT during half-time, but it certainly had an impact. Suriname scored 8 goals in the third quarter and their defence managed to keep China to just two goals. [14-18].
The momentum was now firmly with Team Suriname who continued to dominate in the Final quarter. China attempted to come back into the game with a few nice moves, but it was too little too late. Suriname won the final quarter, and the match [19-25], which meant the celebrations could begin!
All teams are back in action tomorrow with their second group match. Suriname takes on Germany, and China will line-up against Belgium.