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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. On the contrary, the Finns have made a huge improvement since the last championship and made up a team of about 60 previously tested players which was able to struggle for gold. The two-time world champions have made it through the preliminaries without any trouble, beating Denmark, Norway and Latvia with a total score of 18:5 and advanced to semi-final. More tight games were expected in the second group and the results turned rumours into reality. It was clear from the very beginning that the winner of the Switzerland – Finland game would have a good chance to win the group and avoid facing Sweden in the semi-final. Finland won 5:3 and sent the Swiss against the Czechs the following day. Another ruthless battle could be seen, in which the Czech team was unable to bring the 2:1 lead home. The Swiss scored two goals in 39 seconds turning the score to 2:3. There was no further hope for the Czechs despite their next surprising 2:2 draw against Finland.

The semi-final was played according to the well-expected scenario – Sweden achieved an easy 8:2 victory over Switzerland and the Finns run over Denmark 6:1. Danes were surprisingly winning by two in the bronze medal game but it was Adrian Capatt of Switzerland who turned over the score to 4:2 in favour of his team by scoring two goals. The traditional final, being watched by only some 2957 spectators, was the most dramatic one of all final games so far. The Finnish rising star Janne Täkhä sent his team into lead after just five minutes but Martin Olofsson, Andreas Hedlund, Mats Agren and again Olofsson have turned the score over to 4:1 for Sweden. The Finns responded by Punkari and Järvi so they were just down by one but Anders Hellgard scored the decisive goal at 19:20 to secure the golden hat-trick for Sweden. For the second time in a row, Martin Olofsson was voted tournament MVP. Czech team did not cope with the clash of the disappointed, lost the 5th place game against Norway and ended up on the 6th place again.

Statistics 3rd WFC 2000 in Norway:
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Division A, Group 1

Sweden
Denmark
Norway
Latvia

Final rank Group 1:
1. Sweden 6
2. Denmark 3
3. Norway 3
4. Latvia 0

Results:
Sweden - Denmark 3:2
Norway - Latvia 6:2
Denmark - Latvia 3:2
Sweden - Norway 10:1
Sweden - Latvia 5:2
Norway - Denmark 1:1
   
Division A, Group 2

Switzerland
Finland
Czech Republic
Russia

Final rank Group 2:
1. Finland 5
2. Switzerland 4
3. Czech Republic 3
4. Russia 0

Results:
Czech Republic - Russia 5:1
Finlan - Switzerland 5:3
Switzerland - Czech Republic 3:2
Finland - Russia 10:0
Switzerland - Russia 11:1
Czech Republic - Finland 2:2
   
Division B, Group 1
Germany
Australia
Japan
Poland

Final rank Group 1:
1. Germany 4 body
2. Poland 4
3. Japan 2
4. Australia 2

Results:
Australia - Germany 2:1
Poland - Japan 7:2
Germany - Japan 6:1
Poland - Australia 7:3
Germany - Poland 6:3
Japan - Australia 8:3
Division B, Group 2
Estonia
Austria
Hungary
Great Britain

Final rank Group 2:
1. Austria 4 body
2. Estonia 4
3. Great Britain 3
4. Hungary 1

Results:
Estonia - Austria 2:2
Great Britain - Hungary 6:3
Austria - Great Britain 4:4
Estonia - Hungary 4:4
Estonia - Great Britain 6:1
Austria - Hungary 7:2
   
Final rank Division A:
1. Sweden
2. Finland
3. Switzerland
4. Denmark
5. Norway
6. Czech Republic
7. Latvia
8. Russia
7th place
Latvia - Russia 5:4

5th place
Norway - Czech Republic 5:2

Semifinal
Sweden - Switzerland 8:2
Finland - Denmark 6:1

3rd place
Switzerland - Denmark 4:2

Final
Sweden - Finland 5:3

   
Points
1.
Tero Karppanen (Finland) 9 (6+3)
2.
Martin Olofsson (Sweden) 9 (5+4)
3.
Daniel Telli (Switzerland) 9 (4+5)
4.
Anders Hellgard (Sweden) 9 (3+6)
5.
Magnus Augustsson (Sweden) 8 (5+3)
6.
Jonathan Kronstrand (Sweden) 8 (3+5)
7.
Mikael Järvi (Finland) 7 (5+2)
8. - 9.
Radim Cepek (Czech Republic) 7 (4+3)
Jaakko Hintikka (Finland) 7 (4+3)
10.
Willy Fauskanger (Norway) 6 (5+1)
 

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