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18 July 2019 | Uncategorized

Placings and play-off fixtures confirmed

Today saw the final Preliminaries stage two fixtures at the Vitality Netball World Cup, with the Placings and play-off games – which take place over the final three days of the competition - now confirmed.

The identity of the four semi-finalists – England, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa – was established yesterday, however today’s victories for Australia against New Zealand (50-49) and England over South Africa (58-47) means that the final-four match-ups are also now known.

Holders and 11-time champions Australia will take on South Africa in the first of the semi-finals at 11:15am on Saturday, while England will play New Zealand for a place in the final at 3pm.

There are four teams also still in contention to finish as high at fifth: Jamaica, Uganda, Malawi and Zimbabwe.

This quartet will also play again to determine which of them will progress to the fifth-place play-off match.

Zimbabwe play Jamaica tomorrow at 3pm, while Malawi and Uganda meet at 5:15pm. The two winners go into the fifth-place play-off, while the losers will compete against each other to finish seventh, with both of those matches taking place on Sunday.

The placings between ninth and 12th will be decided on Saturday. By virtue of finishing fifth in Preliminaries stage two Groups F and G respectively, Northern Ireland and Trinidad and Tobago will battle it out to finish ninth at 5:15pm on Saturday, while Barbados and Scotland will meet at 9am to decide who ends the tournament placed 11th and 12th.

The four remaining teams conclude their World Cup campaign tomorrow: Sri Lanka and Singapore will contest 15th at 9am, while Samoa and Fiji play-off for 13th at 11:15am.

Full fixture information is available here.