Update from the Women’s Youth World Championships

As we enter the last couple of blocks of games there are still five quarter places up for grabs with only Sweden, Romania and France having confirmed their passage, although if, as expected, Russia beat Kazakhstan tonight they will be in the last eight and Montenegro, the hosts, will be playing for placings only.

Last night, Montenegro had a great chance to put their destiny in their own hands.  They led Romania 14-9 at the break and led well into the latter stages before their structure collapsed and their shooting became more wild.  Romania won 24-22 in the end and celebrated as if the title was theirs, rather than a place in the knock out stages.

Elsewhere Paraguay, Kazakhstan, DR Congo, Czech Republic, Uruguay and Portugal are now playing for pride.

There are four matches today, one from each group (all times UK):

17:15 Paraguay v Hungary; Kazakhstan v Russia

19:30 Czech Republic v Denmark; Portugal v Norway

And they can be seen live here.

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