3X3 Lions through the big gate to quarterfinals

The Belgian men are in the last eight after a four out of four. The 3X3 Lions also won the last group match at the World Cup in Antwerp. Against Austria it became 21-18 after a very exciting match. It was again Thibault Vervoort who propelled the strong Belgian team to victory in the final phase.

Patrick Ceulemans

With great distinction and therefore a perfect report, the 3X3 Lions qualified for the quarterfinals in a blistering Groenplaats. “This was not our best match. Okay, we were already sure of group win. In our own city we wanted to finish the qualifying round with a win. We succeeded and now we have to recuperate and watch who we play the quarterfinals against on Saturday. Win one more match and we’re playing for a medal. That is our ambition now,” said Nick Celis.

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Also group win for 3X3 Cats?

After the 3X3 Lions, the 3X3 Cats can also qualify directly for the quarterfinals at the World Cup in Antwerp on Friday. Julie Vanloo, Laure Resimont, Ine Joris and Becky Massey will take on strong Poland, the number 3 in the world, in group C at 5.30 pm. Provided a third win in a row, a group win and a place in the quarterfinals is a fact. If they lose, the 3X3 Cats have to play the 1/8th final on Saturday.

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