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2016 European Championships field set

The full field of participants of the 2016 European Championships is set following the last games of the qualification phase being played on Sunday morning. The results caused no changes in the rankings of the respective top 2 spots in the groups but saw Poland tieing Malta on points altough the Maltese already were secured of that second spot following a win over Poland on Saturday. In the women's tournament Croatia confirmed its third spot in the group in Portugal to also secure its presence in Belgrade mid-January 2016 while Turkey did the same already on Saturday by beating Israel to finish 3rd in the group in Krefeld, Germany which also means qualification to the European finals. Germany, France, Greece and Portugal will join them as women's representatives in Belgrade out of the qualification phase. The draw for the 2016 European Championships will be held on Sunday, 4 October at 13.00 hrs local time in the City Hall.

2016 European Championships
Belgrade (SRB)

Men's Qualification Round 2

Programme and results

Group E (in Netanya, Israel)


Friday, 25 September

The Netherlands vs. Georgia 5-5 (1-1, 2-0, 1-2, 1-2)
Israel vs. Lithuania 8-11 (1-2, 3-2, 2-4, 2-3)

Saturday, 26 September


Lithuania vs. Netherlands 3-25 (0-5, 2-5, 0-7, 1-8)
Israel vs. Georgia 6-17 (1-5, 2-2, 1-5, 2-5)

Sunday, 27 September


Georgia vs. Lithuania 18-6 (5-1, 2-1, 6-1, 5-3)
Israel vs. Netherlands 2-14 (0-4, 2-3, 0-3, 0-4)

Final rankings:


1. Netherlands* 6-16 pts, 2. Georgia* 6-13, 3. Lithuania 6-3, Israel 6-3.

Group F (in Chalons-en-Champagne, France)


Friday, 25 September

Ukraine vs. Slovakia 3-13 (1-3, 0-4, 1-4, 1-2)
France vs. Belarus 17-4 (4-1, 6-0, 5-2, 2-1)

Saturday, 26 September

Belarus vs. Ukraine 9-9 (3-3, 2-2, 2-3, 2-1)
France vs. Slovakia 10-9 (3-3, 3-3, 1-0, 3-3)

Sunday, 27 September

Slovakia vs. Belarus 17-5 (4-2, 4-0, 5-1, 4-2)
France vs. Ukraine 17-6 (6-1, 5-2, 3-2, 3-1)

Final rankings:

1. France* 6-15 pts, 2. Slovakia* 6-15, 3. Belarus 6-3, 4. Ukraine 6-0.

Group G (in Gzira, Malta)

Friday, 25 September

Germany vs. Poland 10-3 (1-0, 4-0, 2-2, 3-1)
Switzerland vs. Malta 8-20 (5-3, 0-7, 1-6, 2-4)

Saturday, 26 September


Germany vs. Switzerland 21-0 (4-0, 7-0, 6-0, 4-0)
Poland vs. Malta 8-13 (0-3, 2-5, 3-3, 3-2)

Sunday, 27 September


Poland vs. Switzerland 13-12 (4-3, 2-1, 4-2, 3-6)
Germany vs. Malta 24-3 (5-2, 5-1, 6-0, 8-0)

Final rankings:

1. Germany* 6-18 pts, 2. Malta* 6-9, 3. Poland 6-9, 4. Switzerland 6-0.

Group H (in Astrakhan, Russia)

Friday, 25 September

Turkey vs. Portugal 14-9 (4-2, 4-2, 4-1, 2-4)
Russia vs. Latvia 37-0 (9-0, 8-0, 9-0, 11-0)

Saturday, 26 September

Latvia vs. Portugal 0-30 (0-6, 0-8, 0-7, 0-9)
Russia vs. Turkey 11-8 (4-3, 1-0, 4-1, 2-4)

Sunday, 27 September

Turkey vs. Latvia 29-0 (7-0, 10-0, 5-0, 7-0)
Portugal vs. Russia 4-16 (1-7, 1-2, 1-3, 1-4)

Final rankings:


1. Russia* 6-18 pts, 2. Turkey* 6-12, 3. Portugal 6-6, 4. Latvia 6-0.

*qualified for 2016 European Championships
In brackets: the points gained from the first round – final ranks will be based on the total points earned. First two of each group qualify for Belgrade 2016 (10-23 January).

Directly qualified - top 8 from 2014 European Championships:
Serbia, Hungary, Italy, Montenegro, Croatia, Greece, Spain, Romania.

Draw pots

Pot 1: Serbia, Italy, Hungary, Montenegro
Pot 2: Croatia, Greece, Spain, Romania
Pot 3: Netherlands, Russia, Germany, France
Pot 4: Georgia, Slovakia, Turkey, Malta.


Women's Qualification Round 2

Group C (in Krefeld, Germany)

Friday, 25 September

Turkey vs. France 8-16 (1-4, 1-2, 4-6, 2-4)
Germany vs. Israel 20-6 (8-2, 5-1, 5-3, 2-0)

Saturday, 26 September

Turkey vs. Israel 13-8 (3-1, 3-1, 3-2, 4-4)
Germany vs. France 11-9 (2-3, 2-2, 4-1, 3-3)

Sunday, 27 September

France vs. Israel 16-4 (3-0, 3-1, 5-2, 5-1)
Germany vs. Turkey 23-10 (7-4, 4-3, 6-3, 6-0)

Final rankings:

1. Germany* 6-15 pts, 2. France* 6-15, 3. Turkey* 6-6, Israel 6-0.

Group D (in Rio Maior, Portugal)

Friday, 25 September

Croatia vs. Greece 3-24 (2-3, 0-8, 0-7, 1-6)
Switzerland vs. Portugal 1-22 (0-6, 0-6, 0-4, 1-6)

Saturday, 26 September

Greece vs. Switzerland 22-2 (6-0, 4-1, 5-0, 7-1)
Portugal vs. Croatia 8-5 (0-1, 2-1, 2-3, 4-0)

Sunday, 27 September

Croatia vs. Switzerland 17-4 (2-1, 6-1, 6-1, 3-1)
Portugal vs. Greece 3-22 (1-2, 1-7, 1-6, 0-7)

Final rankings:

1. Greece* 6-18 pts, 2. Portugal* 6-12, 3. Croatia* 6-6, 4. Switzerland 6-0.

*qualified for 2016 European Championships
First three seeded sides of the cumulative rankings from both groups (6 teams) will promote to the European Championships to be held in Belgrade (SRB) in 2016.

Directly qualified - top 5 from 2014 European Championships + host nation:

Spain, Netherlands, Hungary, Italy, Russia, Serbia.

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