The WFC 2020 is played with 16 teams, divided into four groups according to their ranking and ballot draw. The group ballot was today in Casino Helsinki.
A group draw determined the groups, who face each other in the preliminary round of the WFC 2020. Preliminary rounds will be played 4.-8.12.2020 and quarter finals, semi-finals, final and bronze game 9.-12.12.2020.
The match schedule will be published at the end of March and tickets for the preliminary round and quarter finals will be on sale 3rd of April.
Group A: Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Latvia
Group B: Switzerland, Czech Republic, Germany, Norway
Group C: Slovakia, Poland, Thailand, USA
Group D: Canada, Australia, Singapore, Japan
The 16 teams will be divided into four groups. In the group stage each team plays each other once, while the second stage includes play-offs and placement matches. The two best teams of group A and B go directly to the quarter final. Teams placed 3rd and 4th in group A and B and the teams placed 1st and 2nd in group C and D make it to the first play-off round (played before the quarter finals).