For one of the favorites and defending champions France the game against Chile turned out to be easy – Les Bleus ran away from the beginning and kept their superiority till the end. The first half ended 22:13 and the result of the match was 43:21.
In quarterfinals France will meet Portugal.
Top scorers of both teams were named best players of the match. Edouard Kempf (RW) of France scored 8 goals and Reinaldo Gomez Drago (LB) of Chile scored 6 goals.
Eric Quintin (Head coach of France): We knew that we had to make difference. I’m quiet satisfied to see them concentrated. The game was progressive.
Claudio Lira (Head coach of Chile): The game was very difficult. France is a big team. They have big advantage in physical conditions, speed and other options. Unfortunately our defense was not strong enough.