2007 FIRS Men's Inline Hockey World Championships

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2007 FIRS Men's Inline Hockey World Championships
Tournament details
Host country  Spain
Dates July 5 - July 12
Teams 15
Venue(s) (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg  Czech Republic (1st title)

The FIRS Men's Inline Hockey World Championships XIII was played between July 2 and July 7, 2007 in the Spanish city of Bilbao. The venue was the Bilbao Kirolak Zorrotza. The tournament was won by Czech Republic which claimed its first gold medal. It was the 13th FIRS Inline Hockey World Championship event, and was run by the International Roller Sports Federation (FIRS). It was the first time the tournament was held in the country of Spain.

Participating teams[edit]

Group 1[edit]

Group 2[edit]

Rules[edit]

For standing purposes, points shall be awarded as follows:

  • 2 points for a win
  • 1 point for a tie
  • No points for a loss

If teams are tied in a standing based on points, the following tie-breakers are applied: 1) The most points earned in direct games involving tied teams. 2) The best goal differential in direct games involving tied teams. 3) The most goal scored in direct games involving tied teams. 4) Follow steps 1, 2 and 3 with games involving the highest non-tied team in the same group. 5) Repeat step 4 with games involving the second highest non-tied team in the same group. 6) Continue this process with all non-tied team games.

Group 1[edit]

The top eight inline hockey nations were placed in the following two pools. After playing a round robin, the top three teams in each pool advance to the World Championship while the last team in each pool are relegated to the National Team World Cup.

y Team advanced to the World Championship
x Team sent to the National Team World Cup

Pool A[edit]

Team GP W L T GF GA DIF PTS
y-  Switzerland 3 3 0 0 27 2 25 6
y- United States 3 2 1 0 25 7 18 4
y- France 3 1 2 0 12 8 4 2
x- Japan 3 0 3 0 0 47 -47 0

All times are local (UTC+2).

July 2, 2007
11:00
United States  18 - 0
 Japan Bilbao Kirolak Zorrotza, Bilbao, Spain
July 2, 2007
20:30
France  0 - 3
  Switzerland Bilbao Kirolak Zorrotza, Bilbao, Spain
July 3, 2007
12:00
Switzerland   21 - 0
 Japan Bilbao Kirolak Zorrotza, Bilbao, Spain
July 3, 2007
19:30
France  4 - 5
 United States Bilbao Kirolak Zorrotza, Bilbao, Spain
July 4, 2007
13:30
Japan  0 - 8
 France Bilbao Kirolak Zorrotza, Bilbao, Spain
July 4, 2007
19:30
United States  2 - 3
  Switzerland Bilbao Kirolak Zorrotza, Bilbao, Spain

Pool B[edit]

Team GP W L T GF GA DIF PTS
y- Czech Republic 3 3 0 0 21 5 16 6
y- Spain 3 2 1 0 9 9 0 4
y- Canada 3 1 2 0 14 9 5 2
x- Mexico 3 0 3 0 2 13 -12 0

All times are local (UTC+2).

July 2, 2007
9:30
Czech Republic  9 - 1
 Mexico Bilbao Kirolak Zorrotza, Bilbao, Spain
July 2, 2007
19:00
Spain  3 - 2
 Canada Bilbao Kirolak Zorrotza, Bilbao, Spain
July 3, 2007
13:30
Canada  2 - 6
 Czech Republic Bilbao Kirolak Zorrotza, Bilbao, Spain
July 3, 2007
18:00
Spain  4 - 1
 Mexico Bilbao Kirolak Zorrotza, Bilbao, Spain
July 4, 2007
10:30
Mexico  0 - 10
 Canada Bilbao Kirolak Zorrotza, Bilbao, Spain
July 4, 2007
18:00
Czech Republic  6 - 2
 Spain Bilbao Kirolak Zorrotza, Bilbao, Spain

Group 2[edit]

The remaining inline hockey nations were placed in the following two pools. After playing a round robin, the top team in each pool advance to the World Championship while the rest of the teams in each pool are relegated to the National Team World Cup.

y Team advanced to the World Championship
x Team sent to the National Team World Cup

Pool C[edit]

Team GP W L T GF GA DIF PTS
y- South Korea 2 1 0 1 9 7 2 3
x- Colombia 2 0 0 2 6 6 0 2
x- Belgium 2 0 1 1 7 9 -2 1

All times are local (UTC+2).

July 2, 2007
15:30
South Korea  6 - 4
 Belgium Bilbao Kirolak Zorrotza, Bilbao, Spain
July 3, 2007
15:00
Colombia  3 - 3
 Belgium Bilbao Kirolak Zorrotza, Bilbao, Spain
July 4, 2007
9:00
Colombia  3 - 3
 South Korea Bilbao Kirolak Zorrotza, Bilbao, Spain

Pool D[edit]

Team GP W L T GF GA DIF PTS
y- Italy 3 3 0 0 18 3 15 6
x- Germany 3 2 1 0 24 7 17 4
x- Great Britain 3 1 2 0 14 12 2 2
x- Chinese Taipei 3 0 3 0 3 37 -34 0

All times are local (UTC+2).

July 2, 2007
12:30
Great Britain  1 - 5
 Italy Bilbao Kirolak Zorrotza, Bilbao, Spain
July 2, 2007
14:00
Chinese Taipei  1 - 17
 Germany Bilbao Kirolak Zorrotza, Bilbao, Spain
July 3, 2007
9:00
Germany  5 - 3
 Great Britain Bilbao Kirolak Zorrotza, Bilbao, Spain
July 3, 2007
16:30
Italy  10 - 0
 Chinese Taipei Bilbao Kirolak Zorrotza, Bilbao, Spain
July 4, 2007
12:00
Germany  2 - 3
 Italy Bilbao Kirolak Zorrotza, Bilbao, Spain
July 4, 2007
15:00
Chinese Taipei  2 - 10
 Great Britain Bilbao Kirolak Zorrotza, Bilbao, Spain

World Championship[edit]

Draw[edit]

  Quarterfinal                    
  A1    Switzerland 7  
  D1   Italy 6   Semifinal
      QF4    Switzerland 7  
  Quarterfinal   QF1   France 4  
  B2   Spain 1
  A3   France 3         Final
              SF1    Switzerland 2
  Quarterfinal             SF2   Czech Republic 5
  A2   United States 5      
  B3   Canada 8   Semifinal   Bronze medal game
      QF2   Canada 7   SF1   France 2
  Quarterfinal   QF3   Czech Republic 8     SF2   Canada 3
  B1   Czech Republic 16
  C1   South Korea 2  

Quarterfinals[edit]

All times are local (UTC+2).

July 10, 2008
7:30
1st Pool A 7:30 1st Pool D Eissporthalle, Ratingen, Germany
July 10, 2008
9:00
2nd Pool A 9:00 3rd Pool B Eissporthalle, Ratingen, Germany
July 10, 2008
10:30
2nd Pool B 10:30 3rd Pool A Eissporthalle, Ratingen, Germany
July 10, 2008
12:00
1st Pool B 12:00 1st Pool C Eissporthalle, Ratingen, Germany

Semifinals[edit]

All times are local (UTC+2).

July 11, 2008
12:30
Winner Semifinal 1 12:30 Winner Semifinal 3 Eissporthalle, Ratingen, Germany
July 11, 2008
14:00
Winner Semifinal 2 14:00 Winner Semifinal 4 Eissporthalle, Ratingen, Germany

Bronze Medal Game[edit]

All times are local (UTC+2)

July 12, 2008
TBA
Loser Semifinal 1 TBA Loser Semifinal 2 Eissporthalle, Ratingen, Germany

Gold Medal Game[edit]

All times are local (UTC-4)

July 12, 2008
TBA
Winner Semifinal 1 TBA Winner Semifinal 2 Eissporthalle, Ratingen, Germany

5th-8th Placement Round[edit]

Draw[edit]

  Qualifier                    
  QF4   Italy 6  
  QF1   Spain 3   5th Place Game
      P1   Italy 5
  Qualifier   P2   United States 6
  QF2   United States 10
  QF3   South Korea 3   7th Place Game
    P1   Spain 4
    P2   South Korea 2

Placement Round[edit]

All times are local (UTC+2).

July 10, 2008
17:00
Loser World Championship Quarterfinal 1 17:00 Loser World Championship Quarterfinal 3 Eissporthalle, Ratingen, Germany
July 10, 2008
18:30
Loser World Championship Quarterfinal 2 18:30 Loser World Championship Quarterfinal 4 Eissporthalle, Ratingen, Germany

7th-8th Place Game[edit]

All times are local (UTC+2).

July 11, 2008
17:00
Loser Qualifier 1 17:00 Loser Qualifier 2 Eissporthalle, Ratingen, Germany

5th-6th Place Game[edit]

All times are local (UTC+2).

July 11, 2008
18:30
Winner Qualifier 1 18:30 Winner Qualifier 2 Eissporthalle, Ratingen, Germany

National Team World Cup[edit]

Draw[edit]

  Quarterfinal                    
  A4   Japan 5  
  D4   Chinese Taipei 4   Semifinal
      QF3   Japan 0  
  Quarterfinal   QF2   Germany 13  
  C3   Belgium 1
  D2   Germany 7         Final
              SF2   Germany 2
  Quarterfinal             SF1   Great Britain 3
  D3   Great Britain 5      
  C2   Colombia 4   Semifinal   Bronze medal game
      QF1   Great Britain 5   SF2   Japan 2
  Quarterfinal   B4   Mexico 4     SF1   Mexico 6
  B4   Mexico
   Bye  

Quarterfinals[edit]

All times are local (UTC+2).

July 9, 2008
8:00
4th Pool A 8:00 4th Pool D Eissporthalle, Ratingen, Germany
July 9, 2008
9:30
3rd Pool C 9:30 2nd Pool D Eissporthalle, Ratingen, Germany
July 9, 2008
11:00
3rd Pool D 11:00 2nd Pool C Eissporthalle, Ratingen, Germany
July 9, 2008
12:30
4th Pool B 12:30 4th Pool C Eissporthalle, Ratingen, Germany

Semifinals[edit]

All times are local (UTC+2).

July 11, 2008
9:30
Winner Semifinal 1 9:30 Winner Semifinal 2 Eissporthalle, Ratingen, Germany
July 11, 2008
11:00
Winner Semifinal 3 11:00 Winner Semifinal 4 Eissporthalle, Ratingen, Germany

Bronze Medal Game[edit]

All times are local (UTC+2)

July 12, 2008
11:00
Loser Semifinal 1 11:00 Loser Semifinal 2 Eissporthalle, Ratingen, Germany

Gold Medal Game[edit]

All times are local (UTC-4)

July 12, 2008
12:30
Winner Semifinal 1 12:30 Winner Semifinal 2 Eissporthalle, Ratingen, Germany

Placement Round Robin[edit]

Team GP W L T GF GA DIF PTS
 Colombia 2 1 0 1 8 6 2 3
 Belgium 2 1 1 0 8 7 1 2
 Chinese Taipei 2 0 1 1 7 10 -3 1

All times are local (UTC+2).

July 9, 2008
14:00
5th Pool D 14:00 Loser NTWC QF1 Eissporthalle, Ratingen, Germany
July 9, 2008
18:30
Loser NTWC QF2 18:30 Loser NTWC QF3 Eissporthalle, Ratingen, Germany
July 9, 2008
20:00
Loser NTWC QF1 20:00 Loser NTWC QF4 Eissporthalle, Ratingen, Germany
July 9, 2008
21:30
Loser NTWC QF3 21:30 5th Pool D Eissporthalle, Ratingen, Germany
July 10, 2008
13:30
Loser NTWC QF4 13:30 Loser NTWC QF3 Eissporthalle, Ratingen, Germany
July 10, 2008
15:30
Loser NTWC QF1 15:30 Loser NTWC QF2 Eissporthalle, Ratingen, Germany
July 10, 2008
20:00
Loser NTWC QF2 20:00 5th Pool D Eissporthalle, Ratingen, Germany
July 10, 2008
21:30
Loser NTWC QF3 21:30 Loser NTWC QF1 Eissporthalle, Ratingen, Germany
July 11, 2008
8:00
Loser NTWC QF4 8:00 Loser NTWC QF2 Eissporthalle, Ratingen, Germany
July 11, 2008
15:30
5th Pool D 15:30 Loser NTWC QF4 Eissporthalle, Ratingen, Germany

Ranking and statistics[edit]

 


 FIRS World Championship XIII Winners 

Czech Republic
First title


 2007 FIRS National Team World Cup Winners 

Great Britain
First title

Tournament Awards[edit]

  • Best players selected by the FIRS:
    • Best Goalkeeper:
    • Best Defenseman:
    • Best Forward:
    • Most Valuable Player:
  • All-Tournament Team:
    • Goalkeeper:
    • Defense:
    • Forward:

Final standings[edit]

The final standings of the tournament according to FIRS:

Rk. Team
1st  Czech Republic
2nd   Switzerland
3rd  Canada
4.  France
5.  United States
6.  Italy
7.  Spain
8.  South Korea
1st  Great Britain
2nd  Germany
3rd  Mexico
12.  Japan
13.  Belgium
14.  Colombia
15.  Chinese Taipei

Scoring leaders[edit]

List shows the top 10 skaters sorted by points, then goals. If the list exceeds 10 skaters because of a tie in points, all of the tied skaters are left out.

Player GP G A Pts +/- PIM POS

GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/- = Plus/Minus; PIM = Penalties In Minutes; POS = Position

Leading goaltenders[edit]

Only the top 5 goaltenders, based on save percentage, who have played over 40% of their team's minutes are included in this list.

Player TOI SA GA GAA Sv% SO

TOI = Time On Ice (minutes:seconds); SA = Shots Against; GA = Goals Against; GAA = Goals Against Average; Sv% = Save Percentage; SO = Shutouts