All team lists for the Men’s WFC 2020 Qualifications in Europe have now been published. In Europe, there will be six qualification groups with three event locations –Frederikshavn (Denmark), Poprad (Slovakia) and Liepaja (Latvia). 

A total of 35 teams have registered for the 13th Men’s WFC which will be hosted by Helsinki, Finland from 4th – 12th December 2020. 16 countries will be participating in the WFC and the Finnish Men’s team is the reigning world champion after defending their gold medal in Prague in 2018.

Finland, as the host country, received a direct qualification. WFC in Helsinki acts as the qualifying event for The World Games which will be hosted by the USA in 2021. Therefore the teams from Canada and the USA are directly qualified for the final round of WFC 2020, while all other 32 countries will compete for the remaining 13 places via regional qualification events. The Asia-Oceania qualification will be held in Bangkok (Thailand), March 2nd – 7th 2020.

WFC 2020 Qualifications in Europe

You can access the team lists from the team links below.

Men’s WFC 2020 Qualifications EUR1
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Men’s WFC 2020 Qualifications EUR2
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Men’s WFC 2020 Qualification EUR 3
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New playing system

For the first time, a new playing system will be introduced in the qualifications. In Europe, there will be four days of play (reduced from five) and three teams will qualify from each qualification event. In each event, there are two groups of four teams, and the teams will play once against the others in their group. On the final day will be a play-off round of cross-over matches, as follows:

Final – 1st Group C v 1st Group D (both teams qualify)
3rd place – 2nd v 2nd (winner qualifies)
5th place – 3rd v 3rd
7th place – 4th v 4th

* Since the number of teams between the qualification groups differs, the group sizes will be equalised by removing the results from the matches against the lowest placed teams in the larger-sized group before comparing the average results.

Men’s WFC 2020 in Helsinki

The 13th Men’s Men’s World Floorball Championship will be played in Helsinki, Finland from 4th – 12th December, 2020. The WFC 2020 preliminary rounds and quarter-finals are played in the Helsinki Ice hockey Arena. The WFC 2020 semi-finals and medal games are played in Hartwall Arena. Tickets for the final weekend are on sale.

For more information visit www.wfchelsinki2020.fi

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