The 14th Men’s World Floorball Championships will be played in Zurich & Winterthur, Switzerland from 5th – 13th November 2022.

In total, 36 teams registered for the tournament – 24 from Europe, 9 from Asia Oceania, 1 from Africa, and 2 from the Americas.

EUR / AFR
AustriaItaly
BelgiumLatvia
Côte d'IvoireLiechtenstein
Czech RepublicNetherlands
DenmarkNorway
Estonia
Poland
FinlandRussia
FranceSlovakia
GermanySlovenia
Great BritainSpain
HungarySweden
IcelandUkraine
AOFC
Australia
China
India
Japan
Korea
New Zealand
Philippines
Singapore
Thailand
AMER
Canada
USA

 

Playing System

The final round will be played with 16 teams divided into four groups.  The forming of the groups shall be decided in a ballot based on the final rankings of the two previous Championships of the same category, where each group will be allotted two teams from each basket as follows:

Group A and B:

Basket 1: Ranking 1-4
Basket 2: Ranking 5-8

Group C and D:

Basket 3: Ranking 9-12
Basket 4: Ranking 13-16

In the group stage each team plays each other once, while the second stage 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 play-off round (played before the quarter finals).

Qualifications

Switzerland, as the event organiser, is directly qualified, while regional qualifications will be played to decide the remaining 15 teams. From these events, teams will qualify as follows:

EUROPE/AFRICA
Shall be played with six groups each with four teams.  Qualifications will be played in three cities with two groups in each qualification event.

A total of 10 teams will qualify:

  • the group winners (6 teams)
  • 3rd place winner in each qualification event (3 teams)
  • plus the best 4th placed team from across all three qualifications, based on the results of the group matches

ASIA OCEANIA
Shall play in one place with 9 teams divided in two groups.

A total of 4 teams will qualify.

AMERICAS

Shall play in one place with two teams and will play each other twice

A total of 1 team will qualify.

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