IKF World Korfball Championship 2015 participants confirmed
The International Korfball Federation have today (18 November) confirmed the 16 countries that will compete in the 2015 World Korfball Championships which will be played in Belgium between 29 October and 08 November 2015.
England secured qualification after finishing the recent European Championships in 4th place.
The 16 countries that have achieved qualification are as follows:
From the IKF European Korfball Championship played in Maia, Portugal from 25 October to 2 November, the first ten ranked countries: Belgium, Catalonia, Czech Republic, England, Germany, Hungary, The Netherlands (reigning champion), Poland, Portugal and Russia.
From the IKF Asia Oceania Korfball Championship played in Kowloon, Hong Kong from 17-23 August, the first three ranked Asian countries: China, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong and the first ranked Oceania country: Australia
From the IKF All-Africa Korfball Championship played in Lusaka, Zambia from 6-8 August, the champion country: South Africa
From the IKF Pan American Korfball Championship played in Americana, Brazil from 31 January to 2 February, the champion country: Brazil
England finished in 5th place at the last IKF World Korfball Championship which was held in China in 2011 beating Russia 22-29.