Entering the playoff stage in ClanBase NationsCup X, we've seen several favourites fail to qualify. While both Denmark and
Germany qualified for the quarterfinals, consecutive champions Sweden is out after losing 3 out of 4 games in the groupstage.
Also eliminated is Finland
- the last two on the account of Ukraine
who have impressed everybody in this the 10th NationsCup. However the biggest surprise of this NationsCup is Netherlands
. After securing a win versus Denmark
with an impressive 22-8, they cruised directly into the playoffs - only losing one game, 16-14 versus Sweden
With two consecutive appearances in the final Denmark are still a favourite to win the title, but they will have to guard against complacency when they meet Switzerland
in their quarterfinal this Sunday.Quarterfinals
|Team 1|| vs.|| Team 2 || Date|| Time |
| DEN||vs. || SUI ||21/1/07 ||20:00 CET |
| UK||vs. || NOR||21/1/07 ||21:00 CET |
| POL||vs. || NL||21/1/07 ||22:00 CET |
| GER||vs. || UKR ||22/1/07 ||22:00 CET |
Following the quarterfinals, the grid will then see Denmark/Switzerland facing Germany/Ukraine in the first semifinal and UK/Norway facing Poland/Netherlands in the other.We will be covering the playoffs, so be sure to come back on sunday to get the results.
Link: ClanBase NationsCup X