It's so funny that almost all the faves looked to be in deep sh... uhm, trouble, at some point, but in the end they all made it through. TBH, the timing of these tournaments was very awkward and it's not surprising that very few teams managed to show their best game.
Very stressful game for Serbia tonight, but that was expected, Poland is definitely a team on the rise and they were super pumped-up. Tijana When it mattered the most, she was there, and that's what great players do.
Russia vs Korea was definitely the highlight of the competition for me, I never expected such a fun and hard fought match. And man, that must be such a heartbreak for the Koreans.
I'm afraid Netherlands might be missing out on the Olympics this time. Hopefully they'll find their spark back, because what they showed in this tournament simply wasn't enough, and they'll need to do much better against Turkey and Poland in January.
Should be a fascinating European QT, anyway. Also, Thailand vs Korea could be a real thriller.