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2018 Men's World Floorball Championships

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The 2018 Men's World Floorball Championships will be the 12th World Championships in men's floorball. The tournament will take place in Prague, Czech Republic in December 2018.

2018 Men's World
Floorball Championships
Tournament details
Host country  Czech Republic
Dates 1–9 December
Teams 16
Venue(s)(in 1 host city)
2016
2020

WFC 2018 Qualification[edit | edit source]

33 teams have registered for the 12th IFF Men’s World Floorball Championships, only 16 of them to reach the final group consisted of 16 teams. Host country, Czech Republic, qualifies automatically.

In Europe, there were four qualification groups with three event locations - Talinn (Estonia), Nitra (Slovakia) and Valmiera (Latvia). The Asia-Oceania group tournament took place in Jeju Island, South Korea. It was the first IFF event hosted by Korea. USA and Canada played their qualification in Toronto, Canada.[1]

Date Venue Vacancies Qualified
Host nation 1  Czech Republic
European Qualification 1 31st January - 4th February 2018 Estonia Tallinn 3  Finland

 Estonia

 Poland

European Qualification 2 31st January - 4th February 2018 Slovakia Nitra 3  Sweden

 Germany

 Slovakia

European Qualification 3 30th January - 3rd February 2018 Latvia Valmiera 2   Switzerland

 Latvia

European Qualification 4 31st January - 4th February 2018 Slovakia Nitra 2  Denmark

 Norway

Asia-Oceania Qualification 22nd - 27th January 2018 South Korea Jeju Island 4  Australia

 Singapore

 Thailand

 Japan

Americas Qualification 10th - 11th February 2018 Canada Toronto 1  Canada
Total 16

Venues[edit | edit source]

O2 arena Arena Sparta - Podvinny mlyn
Capacity: 17 000

The main competition arena.

Capacity: 1 300

The second competition arena and practice arena.

Address: Českomoravská 2345/17, 190 93 Praha 9

Opened since: 2004 Distance to City Center: cca 10 km[2]

Address: Kovanecká 2405/27, 190 00 Praha 9

Opened since: 2008

Distance to City Center: cca 10 km[3]

Tournament groups[edit | edit source]

After the group ballot, 16 teams are divided into 4 groups. In the group stage each team plays each other once, while the second stage of the event 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 playoff round (played before the quarter-finals).[4]

Group A Group B Group C Group D
  Switzerland

 Czech Republic

 Latvia

 Germany

 Sweden

 Finland

 Norway

 Denmark

 Australia

 Estonia

 Poland

 Thailand

 Canada

 Slovakia

 Singapore

 Japan

References[edit | edit source]

  1. IFF. "IFF". floorball.org. Retrieved 2018-08-21. 
  2. WFC2018. "WFC2018". floorball.org. Retrieved 2018-08-21. 
  3. WFC2018. "WFC2018". floorball.org. Retrieved 2018-08-21. 
  4. WFC2018. "WFC2018". floorball.org. Retrieved 2018-08-21. 


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