1996 Men's World Floorball Championships

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The 1996 Men's Floorball Championships were the first world championships in men's floorball. It was held in May 1996 in Sweden, and was won by the host nation. The 1996 World Floorball Championships were the first in IFF history.

Championship results[edit]

Preliminary round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Venue: Skellefteå, Sweden

Team GP W D L GF GA PTS
 Sweden 5 5 0 0 65 3 10
 Norway 5 3 1 1 33 16 7
 Switzerland 5 3 1 1 35 19 7
 Denmark 5 2 0 3 20 28 4
 Latvia 5 1 0 4 8 47 2
 Estonia 5 0 0 5 3 51 0
May 11, 1996
Denmark  6–2  Latvia
Estonia  0–10  Switzerland
Sweden  9–2  Norway
May 12, 1996
Sweden  8–0  Estonia
Norway  17–0  Latvia
Denmark  5–7  Switzerland
May 13, 1996
Switzerland  0–9  Sweden
Norway  6–2  Denmark
Latvia  4–1  Estonia
May 14, 1996
Latvia  1–18  Sweden
Switzerland  4–4  Norway
Estonia  1–7  Denmark
May 15, 1996
Sweden  12–0  Denmark
Switzerland  14–1  Latvia
Norway  13–1  Estonia

Group B[edit]

Venue: Uppsala, Sweden

Team GP W D L GF GA PTS
 Finland 5 5 0 0 62 4 10
 Czech Republic 5 4 0 1 42 10 8
 Russia 5 3 0 2 45 23 6
 Germany 5 2 0 3 23 18 4
 Hungary 5 1 0 4 14 45 2
 Singapore 5 0 0 5 3 89 0
May 11, 1996
Finland  30–0  Singapore
Germany  3–7  Russia
Czech Republic  6–2  Hungary
May 12, 1996
Russia  21–0  Singapore
Hungary  1–15  Finland
Germany  1–5  Czech Republic
May 13, 1996
Russia  2–9  Czech Republic
Singapore  2–7  Hungary
Finland  3–0  Germany
May 14, 1996
Czech Republic  9–4  Finland
Russia  14–1  Hungary
Singapore  0–11  Germany
May 15, 1996
Finland  10–1  Russia
Singapore  1–20  Czech Republic
Hungary  3–8  Germany

Placement Round[edit]

11th Place Match[edit]

May 16, 1996
Singapore  1–10  Estonia
Uppsala, Sweden

9th Place Match[edit]

May 16, 1996
Latvia  7–4  Hungary
Uppsala, Sweden

7th Place Match[edit]

May 16, 1996
Germany  1–2  Denmark
Uppsala, Sweden

5th Place Match[edit]

May 16, 1996
Switzerland  8–3  Russia
Uppsala, Sweden

Final Round[edit]

Semifinals Finals
           
A1  Sweden 13
B2  Czech Republic 0
A1  Sweden 5
B1  Finland 0
B1  Finland 4
A2  Norway 1

Semifinals[edit]

May 17, 1996
Sweden  13–0  Czech Republic
Globe Arena, Stockholm
 
Finland  4–1  Norway
Globe Arena, Stockholm

Bronze Medal Match[edit]

May 18, 1996
Norway  6–2  Czech Republic
Globe Arena, Stockholm

Championship Match[edit]

May 18, 1996
Sweden  5–0  Finland
Globe Arena, Stockholm

Leading scorers[edit]

Player GP G A PTS PIM
Sweden Martin Olofsson 7 11 5 16 0
Czech Republic Vladimír Fuchs 6 6 9 15 0
Russia Andrei Kobelev 6 8 6 14 2
Sweden Christian Hellström 7 8 5 13 0
Sweden Michael Östlund 7 7 6 13 0
Russia Timofei Andreev 6 6 7 13 0
Finland Akseli Ahtiainen 6 6 7 13 0
Russia Igor Zhilinski 6 6 7 13 2
Finland Jari Pekkola 7 5 8 13 2
Finland Mika Sandell 7 11 1 12 0

Ranking & Statistics[edit]

 1996 Men's World Floorball Championship Winners 

Sweden
1st World title

All-Star Team[edit]

Official 1996 Rankings according to the IFF

Rk. Team
1st  Sweden
2nd  Finland
3rd  Norway
4.  Czech Republic
5.  Switzerland
6.  Russia
7.  Denmark
8.  Germany
9.  Latvia
10.  Hungary
11.  Estonia
12.  Singapore

External links[edit]

Preceded by
No Previous Championships
Floorball World Championships
1996
Succeeded by
1998 World Championships
Preceded by
No Previous
Championships
Finals Venue
Globe Arena
Stockholm

1996
Succeeded by
Slavia
Prague
1998