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Netherlands destroy Germany’s last hope for a medal

Final day begins with team’s quarter-finals

Portoroz, Slovenia: In a classic thriller, Team Netherlands  defeated Team Germany with 2:1. It  is   a  historical  event  for  Team Germany.  It  will  be  the  first  time  that  they  go

The complete Dutch  contingency in Portoroz together with their coaches

The complete Dutch
contingency in Portoroz together with their coaches

home  from  a  European  Championships without  any  medal.  They  have  given  their Dutch  opponents  a  hard  time  though.  Niels Feijen remained the upper hand with 8:6 over Ralf  Souquet  in  10-ball.  Huidji  See  creamed Andreas  Roschkowsky  with  9:6  in  9-ball.  At that  moment  in  time,  Sebastian  Staab  was leading 7:4 over Nick  van den Berg in 8-Ball. The  Dutch  team  will  now  meet  Team  Great Britain in the semi-finals. In  another  exciting  team  match  in  the  men’s  division,  Finland  ousted defending  Champion  Spain  with  3:0.  Petri  Makkonen  defeated  Francisco Sanchez  Ruiz  in  8-ball 8:6  and Valteri Virtanen prevailed over  Francesco Diaz with  9:3  in  9-ball.  At  that  time,  the  score  between  Aki  Heiskanen  and  David Alcaide in 10-ball was  6:5 in favor of  Heiskanen.  The Finish team  is a surprise winner and now meets  Team  Russia in the in the semi-final. The Russians  have defeated the strong Polish Team with 2:1.
In the women’s division, Team  Poland consisting of Oliwia Czuprynska and Katarzyna  Wesolowska  defeated  Team  Russia  with  Anastasia  Nechaeva  and Anna Mazhirina in the shootout with 2:1.

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Semi-finals  between  Austria  v  Bulgaria  and  Sweden  v  Poland  in  the women’s division and Finland v  Russia and Great Britain v  The Netherlands will begin at 12:30 CET.
The  event  is  hosted  by  the  European  Governing  Body  for  Pool,  the European  Pocket  Billiard  Federation  (EPBF)  and  organized  by  International Billiard Promotion (IBP).  For further information and reference please go to the federation website  www.epconline.eu or contact our press office.

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