For the Philippines, participation in the World Floorball Championships is only the second participation overall. 14 players nominated today were already part of the team last year in Helsinki.
The Philippines team will appear almost unchanged from the last WFC in Helsinki at this year’s edition in Switzerland. Of the 21 players nominated, 14 have already played for the Philippines last year. Nevertheless, the team cannot count on much experience: The WFC 2022 marks only the Philippines’ second appearance at a World Floorball Championship.
For most of the team, the journey to Switzerland is not quite so far. All but three of the players will be traveling to the WFC 2022 from Sweden or Norway. John Embile will be traveling from Singapore, where he plays for the Merahan Knights. Matthias and Patrick Hinder have the shortest journey. The twins play in Switzerland with THS Adliswil in the U21.
The Philippines finished the WFC 2020 in Helsinki in 14th place after a very narrow defeat in a penalty shootout against Thailand.