Suriname qualified for next year's World Championship ©IKF

Suriname qualified for next year's International Korfball Federation (IKF) World Championship as they continued their remarkable winning run at the Pan American Championship with victories over Argentina and the Dominican Republic in Cali.

The newcomers, only accepted as the latest members of the IKF last August, have a 100 per cent record going into the final day of the tournament at the Coliseo Mundialista, Escuela Nacional del Deporte in the Colombian city.

They are guaranteed to finish in one of the top two spots and will compete at the World Championship in Durban.

The South American nation, which used to be a constituent country of The Netherlands, has only recently seen its national governing body, known as the Surinaamse Korfball Federatie, get revived following an initiative by former Dutch international player Gerald van Dijk.

Suriname began the second day of the event as they had the first as they comfortably beat Argentina 22-8.

Suriname beat Dominican Republic to edge closer to the title ©IKF
Suriname beat Dominican Republic to edge closer to the title ©IKF

They then took on the Dominican Republic in what was billed as a crucial match and they came through with a 20-9 win.

Dominican Republic will have to beat defending champions Brazil by a huge margin and hope Suriname succumb to their first defeat of the tournament if they are to leapfrog the surprise leaders to secure the Pan American Championship.

The match between 2014 winners Brazil and the Dominican Republic will be a straight shoot-out for the second available berth for the World Championship in the South African city.

Brazil moved themselves into contention by ousting Costa Rica 17-8 and Colombia 11-8 today.