The Netherlands will face Germany and Czech Republic take on Italy – a rematch of last year’s finals – in the semifinals of the U12 European Championship 2019 in Trebic, Czech Republic. The Dutch team won a slugfest 17-11 against Italy to win group A with a perfect 3-0 record. The Czech team followed also with three wins after a 17-2 blowout against Russia. Germany beat Hungary 13-2 to secure second place in group B. Italy is the reigning champion.
Also on Thursday France beat Belgium 19-18 in a three-hour affair, walking off with the victory in the bottom of the seventh. France, Hungary, Russia and Belgium have to settle for the consolation round, hoping to avoid relegation to the Qualifier.
Thursday 4th July
|Field 2||A||FRANCE||BELGIUM||19 – 18|
|Field 1||A||ITALY||NETHERLANDS||11 – 17|
|Field 2||B||GERMANY||HUNGARY||13 – 2||5|
|Field 1||B||CZECH REPUBLIC||RUSSIA||17 – 2||4|