ROTTERDAM, Netherlands, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- It didn't make headlines in too many places, but the Netherlands beat Belgium 22-9 in the Seventh Annual Korfball World Championships during the weekend.
Sixteen countries competed in the Rotterdam tournament -- the biggest ever -- at the Ahoy Sports Palace, the Budapest Sun reported.
The sport was the brainchild of Dutch school teacher Nico Broekhusen who founded Korfball back in 1875.
It involves throwing a ball through a korf -- Dutch for basket -- but similarities to Canadian-invented basketball end there.
Teams include four males and four females, and it is described at korfballnet.com as a tactical game built on strong teamwork where each member has the chance to play.
Once a player holds the ball, he or she may not run with it but is compelled to stay in one place and pass it on. Women guard women and men guard men, meaning the physical strength of the game is also balanced.