Netherlands - Poland 30-25 ( 15-8 )
The Neterlands are World Championship finalists for the first time in history after a comfortable win in the semifinal against Poland, 30-25 (15-8).
Netherland's keeper, Tess Wester, did not make it easy for the Polish shooters who repeatedly missed their chances. Tess Wester played a big role in the Netherlands' comfortable lead at the halftime break where they already had one and a half legs in the final. Poland only scored eight goals in the first half, four of which were scored by Kulwinska, and they could go to the lockers seven goals behind Netherlands.
In the middle of the second half, the match got a bit exciting as the Poles used Dutch lack of luck and managed to reduce the lead to only four goals. But the match never got closetr, and the Netherlands won the semifinal with five goals.
Player of the match was the Netherlands' number 17, Nycke Groot.
The Netherlands are now in the World Championship final, while Poland is ready for the bronze medal match. Both are played on Sunday, 20th December.
Placement matches (5-8)
Denmark - Montenegro 28-20 (15-11)
The Danish handball women are ready to play Olympic qualification tournament in March 2016. This is the result after the danes Friday won the first placement match against Montenegro with 28-20 after Danish lead 15-11 at the halftime break.
Danish goalkeeper Rikke Poulsen showed great strength, and Montenegro only scores the first goal after eight and a half minutes of the match. Montenegro came gradually into the fight and reduced to 11-14 at the end of the first half, but it was still the Danes, who had the control.
Denmark increased the lead after the break and were at one point in front with nine goals. The victory was never in danger.
Sunday Denmark will play against Russia in the match for fifth place at the World Championship and Montenegro will meet France in the match for the seventh place.
France – Russia 25-31 (8-15)
Russia will compete for 5th place on Sunday following a win against France in the first match in Jyske Bank Boxen Friday. It looked like a walk in the park for the Russians in the first 20 minutes of the match where they established a 10-3 lead inspired by fast winger Olga Chernoivanenko who scores four times in that period.
It was however another technically brilliant player, Anna Vyakhereva who took the scene later on and the 20 year old wizard was consequently honored as player of the match. After a Russian lead of 15-8 at half time the French took up the pursuit in the second half and with seven minutes to go Grace Zaadi reduced the Russian lead to three goals 24-27.
But the Russians scored three times in a row and the decision was final.
Top scorers: Russia: Anna Vyakhereva 6, France: Grace Zaadi 6.