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Day three preview: Semifinal hopes on the line for many

Opdateret d. 05-08-2014

Af Beau Greenway

Day three of the IWRF World Championship features another seven fixtures between the best 12 nations in the world.


Great Britain will most likely need to win every match for the rest of the week after going down to Australia yesterday. They take on a Finnish side high in confidence after a come from behind win against Belgium.


Australia play their second game of the tournament against Belgium who have the smallest squad of all the teams in Odense. They will start overwhelming favourites to dispose of the No.9 ranked team.


Sweden then take on the might of the USA at 12:30pm and have been forced to win after going down to Japan on day two.


Fresh off their win against Sweden, Japan will be after a third victory when they clash with New Zealand. The Wheelblacks saw first-hand how good the USA were yesterday and need to bounce back if they want to be involved at the business end of the tournament.


France and Germany will both be chasing their first win of the week. The two European nations may not be in contention for the big prize but will have a lot of pride on the line during this match.


The host nation also find themselves in a tough situation after their loss to Canada yesterday. They now must find another level and push Australia to the limit for a slight chance of a semifinal berth to be a reality.


Finland will then take to the court for a second time on day three when they play an in form Canada lineup. Great Britain and Canada are very evenly matched so the Finns will be hoping for two strong performances today.


If any team has two losses next to their name by the end of the day, it is unlikely they will be in the hunt for the medals on Sunday.


Don’t forget to tune into the live stream for all seven matches today on the World Championship website or follow our live commentary on Facebook and Twitter.


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