The Dutch handball players have to beat South Korea on Wednesday to have a chance of winning in the semi-finals. The game in Kumamoto starts at 7 a.m. (Dutch time). Follow everything in our live blog.

  • Handball
  • World Cup in Japan
  • Orange-South Korea
  • Started at 7 a.m.
  • Semi-final beckons

World Cup handball · 8 minutes ago

It's peace! The Dutch are fast on their way to the win against South Korea and perhaps a place in the semi-finals, but the big lead has shrunk a bit. After half an hour of playing it is 23-16 for the Netherlands.

World Cup handball · 14 minutes ago

27 'Really a lesser phase of the Netherlands, because South Korea is coming back. The handball players now lead with 19-12.

World Cup handball · 17 minutes ago

24 'The Netherlands sometimes wants to do things a bit too nicely, so that South Korea makes some simple goals. The Dutch team still leads well with 17-9.

Handball World Cup · 21 minutes ago

19 'The Orange rumbles on and is on the hunt for a big win. Angela Malestein takes care of 15-5.

Handball World Cup · 24 minutes ago

17 'This game already seems to be definitely in favor of the Netherlands, as the handball players are already 12-4 ahead in the middle of the first half!

World Cup handball · 28 minutes ago

14 'Abbingh goal number six! The Groningen player is well underway and increases the margin for the Orange against South Korea: 9-3.

Handball World Cup · 33 minutes ago

10 'Abbingh is currently taking the Netherlands by the hand. With her fourth goal in her 150th international match, she signs for the 7-2.

Handball World Cup · 35 minutes ago

7 'The Netherlands was on the field for a while with a player less, but still leads South Korea: 4-2.

Handball World Cup · 40 minutes ago

3 'Orange has a strong start against South Korea. Via Debbie Bont and again Abbingh (seven meters) it is already 3-0.

Handball World Cup · 42 minutes ago

1 'Due to a slight delay, the game started a little later, but the Orange team came on the scoreboard via Lois Abbingh: 1-0.

Handball World Cup · 43 minutes ago

1 'We have started! The Netherlands-South Korea is en route. Is the Orange squad already taking a big step towards the semi-finals?

World Cup handball · one hour ago

The players from the Netherlands and South Korea are now on field in Japan. We'll start in a few minutes.

World Cup handball · one hour ago

The Orange team will have to beat South Korea to pass Germany in points and Norway on mutual results. In addition, the Netherlands must then hope that Norway-Germany (later today) ends in a victory of one of the two countries, because then the Orange is certainly a place among the best two (semi-finals).

World Cup handball · one hour ago

This is the current position in the Netherlands:

  • Norway 4-6 (114-99)
  • Germany 4-5 (106-104)
  • The Netherlands 4-4 (113-103)
  • Serbia 4-4 (113-125)
  • Denmark 4-3 (97-98)
  • South Korea 4-2 (111-125)
  • World Cup handball · one hour ago

    We start the day with the handball. The Netherlands plays South Korea in the last match in the second group stage. The Orange must win to have another chance at a spot in the semi-finals.

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