Day 5 preview: World’s best meet in final pool matches at IWRF World Champs

Australia and Canada will fight for top seeding in Pool A, whilst Japan and USA clash in Pool B as the pool phase comes to a close. 08 Aug 2014
Japan v New Zealand at 2014 IWRF World Championships Odense

Japan plays New Zealand at the 2014 IWRF World Championships Odense

ⒸBrian Mouridsen
By Beau Greenway | for the IPC

On Friday (8 August) marks the end of the round robin matches of the 2014 IWRF Wheelchair Rugby World Championship at the Arena Fyn in Odense, Denmark.

Australia and Canada will fight for the top seeding from Pool A in a very important match up for the two teams.

In Pool B, Japan and the USA will fight for the right to play the second ranked team from Pool A.

The first of the final seven group matches includes Sweden and Germany. The German side is yet to put a win on the board and will be looking to do so against the current European champions.

Following that matchup, Japan and the USA are looking to cement their spot and set up their weekend with a win.

Immediately following that game, the Australian Steelers will be chasing another win over Paralympic silver medallists Canada with the winner having the privilege of topping Pool A.

Host nation Denmark will be looking for their first win since the opening day of the event when they take on Finland. Another strong home crowd is likely to make its way to the arena to show their support and help get the Danish team over the line.

Great Britain will have to settle for third place in Pool A and will play their final match against Belgium who are yet to be victorious.

In their second game of the day, Germany will have a good opportunity to get their first win on the board when they face New Zealand. The two nations are evenly matched and will provide the fans with a very entertaining encounter.

And in their second outing, Sweden will be involved in the final match of the day against France, which will undoubtedly be important in their aim of finishing third in Pool B.

Tune into the live stream for all seven matches on the World Championship website or follow live commentary on Facebook and Twitter.

A reminder that all of the photos from today’s action and previous matches from this week can be viewed on Flickr.