Great surprise on the first day of the U18 Worldchampionship
At the mens tournament titelholder Germany has lost two of its preround games v. Austria and Brasil and faces its elimination to regain the trophy should it loose v. Switzerland. Columbia on the other hand realised a great surprise by beating Chile in strait sets 3:0. in its first ever official game. Columbia only started playing regularly fistball three month ago.
At the womes tournament Argentina could surprise and won the southamerica-challenge against Brasil 3:0.
"I'm really surprised of the quality of this game and am convinced that Fistball will have a great future in Columbia" said Jose Luis Echeverry, director of the World Games 2013.
The womens tournament has taken the "normal" run with maybe the exception of the clear win from the argentinian girls with a straight win v. brasil. But also in the womens competition the suspense is upheld.