Tuesday 23 July, 2019

Sunshine Girls, T&T drawn in Group D for 2019 Netball World Cup

Jamaica's Sunshine Girls.

Jamaica's Sunshine Girls.

Jamaica's Sunshine Girls, Trinidad and Tobago, South Africa and Fiji have been drawn in Group C of International Netball Federation World Cup in Liverpool, England next year. 

The draw took place in England on September 15.

Barbados, which were runners-up to Trinidad and Tobago in the recent world cup qualifiers, will play in Group B that also consists of New Zealand, Malawi and Singapore.

Reigning champions Australia will play in Group I along with Northern Ireland, first-timers Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka.

England, Uganda, Scotland and Samoa will play in Group D.

The preliminary round of the competition will run from July 12-14 with Stage 2 of the preliminary round set for July 15-18.

In the second stage of the competition, the top three teams from groups A and B will form group F, and the top three teams from groups C and D will form group G. The bottom four finishers from groups A-D will compete for 13th-16th places in group E.

Where teams in groups F and G have already played each other in the Preliminaries Stage One (i.e. A1 has already played A2 and A3), these results will carry through to the Preliminaries Stage Two.

The teams finishing first and second in groups F and G will go through to the semi-finals, with the top placed team in each group facing the second placed team in the other group.

The winners of each semi-final will compete for gold in the final, with the losers playing for bronze.

The teams finishing third and fourth in groups F and G will compete for final positions fifth to eighth – third in one group plays fourth in the other – with the winners playing off for fifth place and the losers for seventh.

The teams that finish fifth in groups F and G will play off for ninth and 10th places.

The teams that finish last in groups F and G will play off for 11th and 12th places.

The top two teams from group E will play off for 13th and 14th place and the bottom two teams will play off for 15th and 16th place.

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