After the win against the Americans and Austria’s loss against Slovenia, the Belgians were already certain of a group win and a place in the 1/4th finals for their last group match.
So the pressure was off, but for a full house with Belgian fans you don’t want to lose. Moreover, Austria was still fighting for the qualification and so we still got a duel on the edge.
Austria and Belgium kept each other in balance for a long time, the difference was only made in the absolute final phase.
The inevitable Vervoort scored two crucial two-pointers and in between the star De Valck also showed himself with some important scores and his unwavering fighting mentality.
With his second bomb, Vervoort counted out the Austrians, the audience crowed with pleasure. Belgium can go directly to the 1/4th finals with a 4 on 4 score. On Saturday at 5:30 PM, the Lions will play for a place in the semi-finals.