NEWS REPORT: Only the Macedonian hosts' team did not make it to the first knockout stage which starts on Monday, 28 July
All but one European team reaches Last 16 at Women's Youth World Championship
12 out of 16 teams to reach the first knockout stage at the Women's Youth World Championship in FYR Macedonia come from Europe.
Hungary, Denmark, Romania and Montenegro have produced the most promising performances so far with all four teams remaining unbeaten in the group phase. The only team not to make it are FYR Macedonia who now play for the President's Cup.
The European participants' hottest non-European rivals are Korea and Brazil who finished the group phase ranked first and second in Group A with five wins from five matches for Korea and four wins from five matches for Brazil.
The schedule is as follows. All throw-off times are local.
Matches in Ohrid on 28 July
14:00 hrs: Hungary – Netherlands
16:15 hrs : Sweden – Russia
18:30 hrs: Norway – Brazil
20:45 hrs: Korea – Japan
Matches in Strumica on 28 July
14:00 hrs: Germany – Portugal
16:15 hrs: Montenegro – Argentina
18:30 hrs: Croatia – Romania
20:45 hrs: Denmark – France
TEXT: EHF / ts
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