In total, 36 teams registered for the Men’s WFC 2022 – 24 from Europe, nine from Asia Oceania (AOFC), one from Africa, and two from the Americas. Switzerland, as the event organiser, is directly qualified, while regional qualifications will be played to decide the remaining 15 teams.
EUR 1 will be played in Valmiera, Latvia from 2nd-5th February 2022.
EUR 2 will be played in Łochów*, Poland from 3rd – 6th February 2022
EUR 3 will be played in Lignano Sabbiadoro, Italy from 2nd – 5th February 2022
AMERICAS will be played in Arlington, Texas, USA, in the period 23rd-27th of February 2022
AOFC is discussing how to solve the qualification. A proposal has been made where the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games (AIMAG) would act also as a WFC Qualification event. Furthermore, IFF with AOFC is seeking for a solution of how to include Australia and New Zealand, who are not part of the AIMAG event.
HOW DO TEAMS QUALIFY?
The one team from Africa (Côte d’Ivoire) will play in the European qualifications, as they did in 2018. This EUR/AFR qualification 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 (six teams)
- third placed team from each qualification event (three teams)
- plus the best fourth placed team from across all three qualifications, based on the results of the group matches
Shall play with nine teams in a format still to be confirmed. A total of four teams will qualify.
Shall play in one place with two teams and will play each other twice. A total of one team will qualify.
|EUR1||Valmiera, Latvia||2nd - 5th February 2022|
|Group A||Group B|
|EUR2||Łochów, Poland||3rd - 6th February 2022|
|Group C||Group D|
|EUR3||Lignano Sabbiadoro, Italy||2nd - 5th February 2022|
|Group E||Group F|
|AMER||Arlington, TX, USA||25th - 27th February 2022|
|AOFC||Groups, City & Dates TBA|
*Host city may change to Katowice. To be confirmed asap