After day two of the U23 European Championship the teams from Croatia, Netherlands, Great Britain, Spain, France, Germany, Belgium and Czech Republic all already have clinched a spot in the quarterfinals on Friday. On day three of the preliminary phase only the seeding will be determined.
In Group A the Dutch team beat Russia 9-1, while Croatia downed Belarus 18-7. In Group B Great Britain overcame an 0-8 deficit in a 13-12 extra inning win over Poland. Spain shut out Austria 3-0. In Group C France and Germany scored big with 24-2 and 21-0 wins over Georgia and Slovakia. In Group D Belgium prevailed 8-0 over Lithuania and the Czech Republic bested last year’s U21 European Champion Ukraine 12-1.
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