First half which Koreans won by sixteen goals decided about the final result. After the break there was no surprise.

In a match that inaugurated games in Group D , South Korea faced Tunisia. Koreans had better start, they quickly achieved three goals advantage. Tunisians had major problems with strong defense, in 11 minute when they had only two efficient shots coach was forced to asked for time-out. It didn’t help much because after just 15 minutes the champion of Asia scored 10 goals more than Tunisia. The first half ended 27:11.

After the break match become more even. It was largely due to the high advantage from the first half. Tunisians showed themselves from better side in the second half. During first 15 minutes they scored 12 goals – it’s one more than in whole first part of the game.

South Korea – Tunisia 45:27 (27:11)

South Korea: Yeo, Lee M. – Choi 6, Jeong 2, Park 5, Son 1, Jo, Lee D. 5, Kim S. 12, Oh 6, Kim J., Oh 6, Kim J., Kim H, Park 2, Yun 2, Woo 2,

Tunisia: Naoui, Mkadem, Reguigui – Mhadhbi, Maaref, Eloui, Aouij 13, Yaccoub 7, Chabbi 2, Bouchalghouma, Zalfani 1, Arifa 1, Chandarli, Masri 2, Ayachi, Azri 1

Wojciech Staniec, fot. PRESSFOCUS/ZPRP


Seon Ok Oh (head coach of Korea): We think that our players are in very good condition today. In the first half the best and the most experienced players were on the field. In the second half we wanted to give a chance to our younger players and maybe that’s the reason that first part was different from the second.

Yessine Arfa (director of Tunisia): We have lack of experience because it’s the first time we take part in important tournament. We lost goals after many fastbreaks. Girls were a little bit stressed, but we tried to continue despite the fact that we lost the first half. We know that Korea and France are very strong teams but we are here to learn and gain experience. Our plan is to build new team step by step.