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Thursday, 27 November 2008 Print E-mail
6th WFC - Sweden (Helsingborg, Malmö, Stockholm)
The last encounter of the world’s best teams so far was hosted in 2006 by Stockholm. Tournament organizers placed the final games into the famous Globen Arena and the entire Championship in the birthplace of this sport was to be the best in the history. Unfortunately, the interest of spectators in the games fell short of expectations and only slightly over six thousand spectators watched the semifinal game between the host country and the Czech Republic in the huge hall. It was only in the final match against the traditional rival from Finland when the Swedish fans created excellent atmosphere. Despite the fact that for the first time in the history the Swedes had to fight for the title for more than 60 minutes and during the final they were already down by three goals, the gold medals again glittered on their yellow-blue jerseys. Read more...
Saturday, 08 November 2008 Print E-mail
5th WFC - Switzerland (Zürich, Kloten)
The 2004 World Championship in Switzerland was played for the first time under modified tournament format. Quarterfinals have been cancelled as two best-placed teams after Preliminaries advanced straight to semi-finals. Group A with Czechs as well as defending champions Sweden was attractive mainly due to the battle for the second semi-final spot between the Czech Republic and Norway. Having beaten their opponents 9:4, Czech team made its way through into the playoffs. Victory with the highest difference in score, though, belongs to team Sweden who enjoyed an easy game Germany which ended up with a devastating score 25:0. Despite having experienced similar disaster in the game against Czechs, Germans managed the be-or-not-to-be game against Austria and stay in the elite division. Read more...
Wednesday, 24 September 2008 Print E-mail
4th WFC 2002 - Finland (Helsinki)

The World Championship in Finland was a great celebration of floorball and confirmed the rising worldwide reputation of this sport. All 13.665 tickets for the final play at the beautiful Hartwall Arena was sold out long time before the game, home team games were broadcasted live on the Finnish television. The Finns desperately dreamt of success in front of the home crowd and of dethroning Sweden.

Saturday, 16 August 2008 Print E-mail
3rd WFC 2000 - Norway (Oslo, Sarpsborg)
The third World Floorball Championship in 2000 returned home to Scandinavia. In Norway, again there were eight top world teams and the odds of the Swiss defending their stunning success from the Czech Republic was the hottest issue. However, the Swiss team was well aware of the fact of having been very lucky against Finland and of the gap between them and the world-ruling duo Sweden-Finland so the bronze would have been a great success. Read more...
Sunday, 29 June 2008 Print E-mail
2nd WFC 1998 - Czech Republic (Prague, Brno)
Two years after the premiere championship, the floorball community gathered at the 2nd WFC in the Czech Republic. For the first time in history, teams playing the B division championship appeared alongside the top eight teams of the elite division. Read more...
Thursday, 16 August 2007 Print E-mail
1st WFC 1996 - SWEDEN (Skelleftea, Stockholm, Uppsala)

The first official World Floorball Championship tournament was held in 1996 in Sweden and the best memories will definitely remain to the representatives of host country. Swedes were so sovereign they won all the five games in preliminary group with an impressive total goal difference 65:3.