WFCQ 2018

Nordic derby in the top of the 4th European group (WFCQ Preview EUR4)

Photo: IFF

Teams, schedule, livestream – here’s everything you need to know about the EUR 4 group of the World Floorball Championships 2018 Qualifier, which will be held in Nitra, Slovakia!

Just like the EUR 2 group, which will be played in Nitra too, 5 teams fight for a ticket to the WFC: Denmark, Norway, Spain, Austria and Great Britain. Nordic neighbors Denmark, ranked as 5th best country, will face Norway, ranked 6th, in a prestigious game on the final day. At the WFC 2016 the teams played each other for the 5th place in the tournament, and the Danes barely came out on top after a thrilling penalty shootout. As the best-ranked countries in the group, they’re both considered favorites to claim a spot at December’s World Floorball Championships.

The match schedule can be found below (local time, CET). Live streams will be provided on the IFF YouTube channel 1.

Wednesday 31 January
10:00 Denmark – Austria
13:00 Spain – Great Britain

Thursday 1 February
10:00 Norway – Spain
13:00 Great Britain – Denmark

Friday 2 February
10:00 Spain – Denmark
13:00 Austria -Norway

Saturday 3 February
10:00 Austria – Spain
16:00 Norway – Great Britain

Sunday 4 February
09:00 Great Britain – Austria
12:00 Denmark – Norway

Qualification System
In Europe, each team will play once against each of the other teams in their group. Based on the results from these group matches, a total of 10 teams will qualify according to the following:

– The two best teams from each qualification group will qualify; and
– The the two best 3rd placed teams will qualify.
The calculation of the best 3rd teams will follow this order: 1. Average number of points 2. Average goal difference 3. Average scored goals 4. Lottery drawing*

*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.

More previews:

If Finland won’t make it to next WFC, it’s because of these teams (WFCQ Preview EUR1)

Who can stop Sweden from qualifying for the WFC 2018? (WFCQ Preview EUR2)

Can SSL star Andreas Stefansson carry Iceland to the WFC? (WFCQ Preview EUR 3)

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