Germany opened the WC on a high

The co-host nation had no problems in the inaugural match with (the united) team of Korea, winning by large margin (19:30, 10:17).

The leader of the winners was Uwe Gensheimer, who scored 7 goals. Best scorers at the losing side, were Dong-Hyun Jang and Tan Kang, with four goals apiece.

Jung Suyoung, player Korea: It was an honour to play in such a great arena – even if we lost, we did the best until the end of the game (source: