Sweden lift their 10th Men’s World Floorball Championship trophy on a day full of excitement, thrills, goosebumps, and passion for Floorball. We have all you need to know about the grande finale of the #WFC2022 right here!
Slovakia vs. Norway, 10:5 at the AXA Arena, Winterthur
Slovakia doubled Norway’s score in a 10:5 victory to earn 7th place at the WFC2022. A slamming first period netted Slovakia five goals with Norway one, and by the time Norway was able to roughly match their skill in later periods, the damage was too deep for a recovery. Ladislav Gál earned MVP with a bull-ferocious straight charge and shot at the goal, in what is his 100th international match playing for Slovakia. Markus Lindgjerdet earns Norway MVP with a goal and an assist. With this game, Slovakia seize 7th place at the tournament, and Norway 8th.
Latvia vs. Germany, 8:3 at the Swiss Life Arena, Zürich
Latvia triumphed 8:3 over Germany to seize fifth place at WFC. The Germans were able to only match their performance in the second period, where two goals were earned by each, while the Latvians control in the first and third periods gave them a distanced win. Latvian MVP Peteris Trekse was ambitious in seizing mistakes from the from the Germans, scoring three goals and an assist. Svenson Hoppe, defender against a determined Latvian attack, seized the opportunity to seize a goal and an assist, scoring him MVP for the Germans. At the game’s finish, the winners took onto the field the huge Latvian flag from the small troupe of drummers and wavers that have followed their every match. They posed exultant in the arena under their streaming banner, their fight in WFC20222 completed
Finland vs. Switzerland, 5:3 at the Swiss Life Arena, Zürich
Finland claimed the Bronze medals from the 2022 World Floorball Championship after beating the hosts of Switzerland. However, compared to their performance at the previous World Championship, this is a step back for the Finnish team, as in 2018 they fought for the Gold in the Final match.
On Sunday, the players around head coach Petteri Nykky stormed in the first two periods of the match-up against Switzerland, leading at 4-0 after 20 minutes of play. Switzerland reacted, scoring two times before entering the third period. The hosts almost came back, making their fans at Swiss Life Arena believe in miracles, as Jan Zaugg scored at 50’ for 3:4.
To the Swiss’ disappointment, the Floorball fairytale they longed for didn’t come true – Sami Johansson scored for 5:3 in Finland’s favour at 59’, thus securing the third place for his team.
The Finnish goalkeeper Oskari Falden did an outstanding job during the game – and deservedly was named MVP as Finland finished with 21 saves. For Switzerland, Jan Burki got the recognition of Best Player of his team
Sweden vs. Czech Republic, 9:3 at the Swiss Life Arena, Zürich
The record champs from Sweden down the Czech Republic 9:3 to lift their 10th Men’s World Floorball Championship trophy in front of a frenetic crowd in Zurich, Switzerland.
It was a pure demonstration of power from the Swedish side in the long-awaited gold medal game of the 2022 Men’s Floorball World Championships in front of over 10,000 spectators at the Swiss Life Arena in Zurich, Switzerland.
The Swedes stomped into this gold medal game and took a 4:0 lead after the first period. The Swedish goal fest was opened by the Blågult youngster and eventual MVP Malte Lundmark, who celebrated his WFC debut at this year’s edition, after 7 minutes. The Czech, who had brought the record champs to the edge of a defeat in the group stage, were not able to find into their rhythm at all. The Swedish squad, on the other hand, were cold-blooded in front of the Czech goal turning almost every second shot on target into a goal making the Czech pay for every single mistake.
As a consequence, the climax of the #WFC2022 turned into a pure gala for Niklas Norden’s men. In the end, the reigning World Champs from Sweden booked a strong 9:3 win in the gold medal game to add the 10th World Floorball Championships title to their tally
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