The 2007 European Softball Championship Women (B Pool) tournament begins today in Zagreb, Croatia when Switzerland battles Hungary in Group A action. The Swiss along with Spain, France, and host Croatia are the favorites of the tourney being held July 16-21.
Spain will be the favorites after finishing ninth in the A-Pool tournament two years ago. Switzerland, France, and Croatia placed 4-5-6, respectively, at Italy in 2003 and should contend for a berth in the A-Pool division.
Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Hungary, Spain, Switzerland.
Key Players: Susan STAUB (SUI), Babsi MIERHANS (SUI), Martina GOCHEVA (BUL), Aleksandrina BOGDANOVA (BUL), Christina NIELSEN (DEN), Mette IVERSEN (DEN).
Belgium, France, Israel, Serbia, Slovenia, Ukraine
Key Players: Vicky HANSEN (BEL), Tine De Jongh (BEL), Zorana GLIJAKOVIC (SER), Marina RUSMIR (SER), Jerneja CEDILNIK (SLO), Masa KUSAR (SLO), Nataliya KRYVOSHEYEVA (UKR), Yuliya MALTSEVA (UKR).
Day One Schedule:
- Switzerland (0-0) vs Hungary (0-0)
- Serbia (0-0) vs France (0-0)
- Ukraine (0-0) vs Belgium (0-0)
- Slovenia (0-0) vs Israel (0-0)
- Bulgaria (0-0) vs Spain (0-0)
- Denmark (0-0) vs Croatia (0-0)