All four semifinals seemed to win their matches easily after such a tough week and host Greece will face Australia in the first semifinal and Hungary will play Spain in the second on Friday night.

Platinum/Gold Quarter-finals:

Hungary turns final-quarter deficit into 10-7 victory over Netherlands
Zoe Lendvay
punched in her third and the final winning goal as Hungary turned the match from a goal down at halftime and 7-6 behind in the fourth quarter with a four-goal tidal wave that stunned the Dutch.

Spain shocks Japan with 6-1 opening quarter and cruises to 14-7 margin
Martina Claveria
headlined Spain’s success with four goals as six players had Spain 6-0 up, forcing Japan to level two of the next three quarters, but losing the third 4-2 as Spain proved far too smart and agile.

Australia repulses Italian challenge in a match levelled twice, but had the Aussies almost always in control
Australia started 2-0, led 6-4 at halftime and 7-5 at the final break and rattled in three goals in 87 seconds in the shutout fourth period with Olivia Muir topping all scorers with three.

Relentless Greece untroubled in solid 12-7 win over Croatia
Despoina Drakotou
grabbed four goals as Greece pleased the packed stands, leading 3-1, 6-2 and an unassailable 10-5 at the final break to cruise into the quarter-finals.

Silver Round

In the Silver round robin for placings 8-13, Turkey claimed the match against South 7-6 with an action goal five seconds from the final buzzer; Israel thumped Switzerland 15-0, United States of America was far too good for South Africa 18-4 and Turkey inflicted a second big loss on Switzerland — 20-1. They have another four matches on Friday before finding the top four to close the group on Saturday.

Day 5 Results:

Platinum/Gold Quarter-finals:
Hungary 10 Netherlands 7 (2-2, 1-2, 3-2, 4-1), Japan 7 Spain 14 (1-6, 1-1, 2-4, 3-3), Australia 10 Italy 5 (3-3, 3-1, 1-1, 3-0), Greece 12 Croatia 7 (3-1, 3-1, 4-3, 2-2).

Silver Round Robin:
Turkey 7 South Africa 6 (2-0, 2-1, 1-3, 2-2), Israel 15 Switzerland 0 (4-0, 2-0, 4-0, 5-0), South Africa 4 USA 18 (1-5, 1-4, 1-6, 1-3), Switzerland 1 Turkey 20 (1-4, 0-3, 0-5, 0-8).

Friday Programme:

Platinum 1-4 Semifinals
19:30 Greece v Australia
21:00 Hungary v Spain

Gold 1-4 Semifinals
11:30 Netherlands v Japan
13:00 Croatia v Italy

Silver Round Robin (Classification 9-13)
09:00 United States of America v Switzerland
10:15 Turkey v Israel
15:00 Switzerland v South Africa
18:15 Israel v United States of America