World Cup (women) - Belgium gets its revenge on Turkey (78-60) during a friendly match in Vilvorde

Sunday, 09 September 2018 19:51
World Cup (women) - Belgium gets its revenge on Turkey (78-60) during a friendly match in Vilvorde © Belga
Belgium got its revenge on Turkey by beating them 78-60 (43-32 at half-time) during their second match against the Turks in Vilvorde on Saturday.
The Turks came fifth at the last Euro competition. The Belgian Cats are preparing for the World Cup in Tenerife at the end of September. 

The two Belgian spearheads did not play: Ann Wauters has a knee injury and Emma Meesseman has a sprain. Antonia Delaere came back to the field after receiving a sprain in Valence last week. Belgium got most of their points with distance shots through Julie Allemand (15 points) and Julie Vanloo (17 points). Kyara Linskens got a double-double (15 points, 9 conversions) to give Belgium the victory.  

The Belgian Cats still have two matches to play against Argentina, in Natoye on Friday (9pm) and in Courtrai on Sunday afternoon (2.15pm). Argentina have qualified for the World Cup and are the South American champions for the first time in 70 years after beating Brazil (65-64) in the final in Tunja (Columbia).  

Belgium is in Group C for the World Cup in Tenerife, which will run from the 22nd to the 30th of September. Also in their group are Spain, Japan and Puerto Rico. This is the first time Belgium (both men and women) has competed in an adult World Cup. 

Jason Bennett
The Brussels Times
Google Plus

More Stories

Belgium meets two key educational targets for 2020

Belgium meets two key educational targets for 2020

Belgium has surpassed two education targets for 2020 set by the EU: having at least 40% of citizens aged 30-34 years with a higher-education diploma and limiting school dropout rates to 10%.

Parliament ends its session, with one in five MPs standing down

Parliament ends its session, with one in five MPs standing down

On Thursday, the federal parliament ended its last session before the May elections. Whatever result that election returns, one in five of the members sitting yesterday will not be returning for the new session.

These are the cheapest and the most expensive communes to buy a house

These are the cheapest and the most expensive communes to buy a house

Buying a home in Wallonia remains cheaper than in Brussels or Flanders, with prices ranging from 550,000 euros in Lasne to 229,000 euros in Nivelles, according to the latest figures from the federal statistics office Statbel.