Belgium win bronze at Korfball World Cup

Belgium won the bronze medal at the World Korfball Championships in Taiwan on Sunday after a decisive victory over the Czech Republic. The Belgian Diamonds were relegated to the minor final after Friday's historic defeat to hosts Taiwan.

It is the first time in the history of the sport that Belgium failed to reach the final of a world championship. The Netherlands and Belgium have reached the final in each of the last 11 World Cups. Belgium's only World Cup victory came in 1991: the other 10 were won by the Dutch.

Korfball was invented by a Dutch teacher and the International Korfball Federation was founded in Antwerp. Outside these countries, the sport is not very popular. But in the last decade, Taiwan has emerged as a contender on the international stage, winning bronze at the 2011, 2015 and 2019 World Cups.

Taiwan will take on the Netherlands in Sunday's final as they look to win their first ever World Cup on home soil.



Get updates in your mailbox

By clicking "Subscribe" I confirm I have read and agree to the Privacy Policy.


Belga News Agency delivers dependable, rapid and high-quality information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, from Belgium and abroad to all Belgian media. The information covers all sectors, from politics, economics and finance to social affairs, sports and culture, not to mention entertainment and lifestyle.

Every day, our journalists and press photographers produce hundreds of photos and news stories, dozens of online information items, plus audio and video bulletins, all in both national languages. Since the end of March 2022 English has been added as a language.

For public institutions, businesses and various organisations that need reliable information, Belga News Agency also offers a comprehensive range of corporate services to meet all their communication needs.


Arduinkaai 29 1000 Brussels