At the beginning of 2020, the Qualifiers for the World Floorball Championships will be played. Three teams – Finland, the USA, and Canada – have already qualified, thirteen more will follow from four WFCQ groups.
From three European groups – EUR1, EUR2, and EUR3, nine countries will qualify, three per group. Each EUR group is divided into A and B. The winner from A qualifies, just like the winner from B. The third qualifier is the winner of the playoff game between the runner-up from A and B.
Example: in EUR1 Sweden (group A) and Denmark (group B) might win all games, which means they’ll qualify. Poland and Estonia might become the runner-ups in group A (Poland) and B (Estonia). They will play a playoff game to decide who will become the third qualified team from EUR1.
Surprisingly, an African team also competes: Cote d’Ivoire. The team joins the EUR2 group, in which they will face Switzerland, Russia, and Belgium.
In the AOFC group, the top 4 will qualify: the winners of AOFC A and AOFC B, and the winners of the playoffs between the numbers 2 and 3 of both groups.
Frederikshavn, Denmark / 30 Jan – 2 Feb 2020
Group A: Sweden (2) / Poland (12) / Slovenia (20) / Ukraine (44)
Group B: Denmark (7) / Estonia (10) / Great Britain (28) / Iceland (29)
Poprad, Slovakia / 30 Jan – 2 Feb 2020
Group A: Switzerland (3) / Russia (18) / Belgium (22) / Cote d’Ivoire
Group B: Norway (6) / Slovakia (9) / Hungary (27) / Italy (30)
Liepaja, Latvia / 29 Jan – 1 Feb 2020
Group A: Czech Republic (4) / Spain (19) / Netherlands (23) / Liechtenstein (33)
Group B: Germany (5) / Latvia (8) / Austria (24) / France (32)
Bangkok, Thailand / 2 – 7 Mar 2020
Group A: Australia (13) / Japan (17) / Korea (21) / Philippines (32)
Group B: Thailand (14) / Singapore (16) / Malaysia (25) / New Zealand (26)
More info can be found at the IFF’s website.
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