Sigh, another WFC is over and we have to wait another year until the next one starts (women’s WFC in Switzerland), and even another two years for the next men’s WFC. To look back, we’ve made a list of why this might have been the best World Floorball Championships ever. What do you think?
The organization has been perfect
Compliments to the LOC/Czech Floorball Association, as we don’t see how the organization could have been any better. Of course, behind the curtains, things must have gone bad – or at least, not exactly the way things were planned – but the crowd has not noticed a thing. Flawless.
The O2 Arena
This Arena, the same place where the yearly Czech Superfinal is being played, has been amazing. However, it’s not only the building itself, as we move on to the
The atmosphere was awesome
The Czech crowd has delivered massively. The power they gave to their home team, the atmosphere they created: awesome! However, it
More than 181.000 spectators!
We mentioned the audience already, but we didn’t state the exact number of visitors yet. 181.518. Wow! The previous record? ‘Only’ 104.445!
Best – and funniest – commentary
Olly Hogben: if you don’t know his name, then at least you must know his voice. Here’s a video with his best commentary in it. He started doing floorball commentary during The World Games, and since he loves the floorball world this much – and we love him! – he came back.
It’s been really easy to follow matches and results
Well, for us it’s been really easy as we’ve been able to watch the games live in the arenas. However, one can’t deny the IFF has been doing a great job with the live streams on their YouTube channels. Watching games has become really easy – all without any costs for many viewers!
The ‘smaller’ floorball countries still had 6.000+ spectators.
The AOFC cup (and previously, the Asia Pacific Floorball Championships) has been growing a lot since it started in 2017, but countries like Australia, Singapore
The level of the referees has been incredible
The 17th team, that is how referee Rickard Wissman spoke about the referee squad. The seven pairs of referees have done a fantastic job. We haven’t seen a single match in which the refs got into trouble, not once! Yes, one can always disagree with certain smaller or bigger details every game (“that was no 2-min penalty!”), but it’s been rare (although one received a red card…). Well done, refs!
The spectators loved Floorian, and Floorian loved them. Armed with his t-shirt gun, walking around clapping, throwing popcorn around – it didn’t matter, it all helped energizing the crowd. We won’t forget this mascot for a long, long time.
The games, that’s basically what the World Floorball Championships are all about. And we have not been dissatisfied. The WFC final was a thriller, but perhaps even more exciting has been the semifinal game between Sweden and Switzerland. An even result in regular time, no goals in overtime and a nerve-wracking penalty shootout. Wow!
Do you agree with these ten reasons? Or do you have more to add? Go to our Facebook group ‘Floorball Worldwide‘ and let us know!