The World Games

Finland team introduction The World Games – All you need to know!

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The World Games 2017 is starting in just a couple of days. FloorballToday gives a brief overview of every team.

Group matches
27 July – Finland – Czech Republic
27 July – Poland – Finland

How far will Finland go?
Team Finland is arguably the favorite for the title with the young and talented players who coach Petteri Nykky selected. The team will most likely move on to the semifinals. The most important group match will be against the Czech Republic, a team they narrowly beat in the WFC2016 playoffs. Despite a run-over victory (8-1) against the team during the most recent Euro Floorball Tour, history shows the Czech Republic often delivers when it matters. In the semifinals, Finland has the chance of meeting Sweden, Switzerland or the USA.

3 players to watch

  • Eero Kosonen – world’s best goalkeeper is a true asset for the Finnish national team. Update: Kosonen got injured.
  • Peter Kotilainen – famous for his one-liners, infamous for his skill and energy.
  • Tatu Väänänen – A veteran in the team who was very important for Finland in securing the WFC2016 title.

Goalkeepers
Eero Kosonen, Växjö Vipers Santtu Strandberg
Pyry Luukkonen, TPS Turku

Defenders
Tatu Väänänen, SV Wiler-Ersigen
Lauri Stenfors, TPS Turku
Janne Lamminen, Classic
Krister Savonen, Classic

Forwards
Eemeli Salin, Classic
Jussi Piha, Classic
Nico Salo, FC Helsingborg
Mika Kohonen, FC Helsingborg
Peter Kotilainen, Happee
Sami Johansson, Classic
Miko Kailiala, EräViikingit

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