What’s happening on Day 2 – Racketlon World Championships

What to watch on day 2 of the Racketlon World Championships.. we can expect some fireworks as the World Cup, Nations Cup and Challenge Cup are about to start.

The World Cup matches will kick off at 9:30, with Austria 1 taking on Sweden at CC and India 1 and Germany 1 on court 1. The winners will be playing top seed Switzerland and third seed Great Britain 1 in the afternoon. On the bottom half of the draw, both Denmark and Finland got a bye, and will play each other in the quarter-finals. Czech Republic will take on the Netherlands 1, also at 9:30. The winner will play second seed France at 14:00.

The Nations Cup is split into two groups, and the first matches in group A are between Germany 2 and USA. USA won the challenge cup last year, and will be looking for a strong start to this year’s World Championships. The other morning match will be between Great Britain 2 and France 3. Both teams will play again in the afternoon. Group B will kick off with Austria 2 against Hong Kong China 1, and France 2 against Great Britain 2. Their second matches will be at 13:15.

The Challenge cup has three matches in the morning, with the Netherlands 2 taking on Hungary, Belgium taking on France 6 and Afghanistan vs India 2. The teams will play their second matches in the afternoon against the top seeds.

World Cup draw | Nations Cup draw | Challenge Cup draw

Furthermore, some of the teams will fight for the world title tomorrow. The u18 will see the conclusion to the group stage, at which Czech U18 is currently looking good for the win, the seniors +45 where it’s a tight race for the title with France and Great Britain both at two wins each, playing Germany and Sweden. The seniors +65 sees a final between Denmark and Finland, who both won their previous two matches. Denmark will be looking to retain their winning streak, winning all three previous editions. The u13 teams will also play their last group matches with Austria 1 looking good for the title. The u11 will also see a new world champion as France 1 is set to play Germany and France 2 Great Britain. The seniors +40 will also be decided, Germany is done but the Netherlands and Great Britain still have to play to determine the end results.

Make sure to tune in to our social media and live stream to follow all action from the 2023 FIR Racketlon World Championships

Sanne Veldkamp / FIR Media Officer

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