CHL – SUI 0:4 (07:11, 08:11, 08:11, 09:11)
Switzerland and the tournament’s surprise team Chile played for the bronze medal. The fans in the stadium and on the livestream witnessed excellent fistball and a great atmosphere. Eventually, the favored team from Switzerland scored a decisive four-set victory.
The young Chilean team started strong into the match, leading until midway of set one, when Switzerland seized control and won the set (11:7). The Swiss dominance continued into set two, but Chile bounced back and kept the set open before the Swiss team sealed the deal (11:8). Set three almost mirrored the events of the second set – following an early lead by the Swiss team, the Chilean squad came back but eventually lost the set again. In set four, Chile pushed hard to turn things around: we saw great rallies and the Chileans established a comfortable lead. However, at 3:7 Switzerland bounced back and eventually re-seized control, winning the fourth set with 11:9, and hence the match with 4:0.
The Swiss team hence won the bronze medal, and Chile finished fourth in the tournament. A historic achievement for the Chilean team, as they had reached the semifinals for the first time. “We are still lacking a bit of competition experience, but we gave our best and have a great, young team for the next World Championship”, said Chile’s player Constanza Mödinger after the match.