Bandy World Championship 2012

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Bandy World Championship 2012
BWC 2012 Logo.png
Tournament details
Host country  Kazakhstan
Teams 14
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg  Sweden
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg  Russia
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg  Kazakhstan
Fourth place  Finland
2011
2013
Group A 2012
Gold  Sweden
Silver  Russia
Bronze  Kazakhstan
4.  Finland
5.  Norway
6.  United States
Group B 2012
1.  Belarus
2.  Canada
3.  Hungary
4.  Latvia
5.  Netherlands
Group C 2012
1.  Estonia
2.  Japan
3.  Kyrgyzstan

The 2012 Bandy World Championship for men was an edition of the top annual event in international bandy, held between January 29 and February 5, 2012, in Almaty, Kazakhstan. 14 countries participated in the 2012 championships: Finland, Kazakhstan, Norway, Russia, Sweden, the United States (group A), Belarus, Canada, Hungary, Latvia, and the Netherlands (group B), and Estonia, Japan, and Kyrgyzstan (group C).[1] Group C was introduced, and 14 teams made the record number for Bandy World Championships. The qualifiers match between the team on the last place in Group A and the first team in Group B was not played. The United States, who finished sixth in Group A, in 2013 will play in group B, and Belarus, the winner of Group B, will play in 2013 in Group A. Estonia, the winner of Group C, will play in Group B in 2013. The team relegated to Group C was not the last of Group B, but Mongolia, because they withdrew late from the tournament.

Sweden, which were the 2010 champion but in 2011 only finished third, became the champion again. Russia, the defending champion, lost to Sweden in the finals. Kazakhstan took the bronze medal, for the third time in their history.

The semifinal match between Kazakhstan and Sweden, which Sweden won on penalties, ended in a controversy, since the Swedish player Daniel Mossberg was not listed in the paperwork submitted by Sweden before the match. Kazakhstan filed a protest. As the result, Sweden were fined, but the result was kept, and Sweden went on to the finals against Russia.[2]

Group A[edit]

Preliminary round[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts
 Russia 5 5 0 0 54 16 10
 Sweden 5 4 0 1 49 7 8
 Kazakhstan 5 3 0 2 40 25 6
 Finland 5 2 0 3 22 30 4
 Norway 5 1 0 4 10 47 2
 United States 5 0 0 5 10 60 0
29 January 2012
 Sweden 12–0  Finland
 Russia 19–3  United States
 Kazakhstan 10–1  Norway
30 January 2012
 Russia 5–4  Finland
 Sweden 11–0  Norway
 Kazakhstan 13–3  United States
31 January 2012
 Finland 7–1  United States
 Russia 16–1  Norway
 Kazakhstan 1–9  Sweden
1 February 2012
 Finland 7–2  Norway
 Sweden 15–0  United States
 Kazakhstan 6–8  Russia
2 February 2012
 Norway 6–3  United States
 Kazakhstan 10–4  Finland
 Russia 6–2  Sweden

Knockout phase[edit]

The final match between Russia (pictured) and Sweden.
Semi-finals Final
4 February - Almaty
  Russia  6  
  Finland  4  
 
5 February - Almaty
      Russia  4
    Sweden  5
Third place
4 February - Almaty 5 February - Almaty
  Kazakhstan  4 (5)   Kazakhstan  10
  Sweden  4 (6)     Finland  5

Semi-finals[edit]

4 February 2012
 Russia 6–4  Finland
 Kazakhstan 4–4
(5–6)
 Sweden

Match for third place[edit]

5 February 2012
 Kazakhstan 10–5  Finland

Final[edit]

5 February 2012
 Russia 4–5  Sweden

Group B[edit]

Preliminary round[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts
 Belarus 4 4 0 0 43 10 8
 Canada 4 3 0 1 35 10 6
 Hungary 4 2 0 2 15 27 4
 Netherlands 4 1 0 3 10 23 2
 Latvia 4 0 0 4 9 42 0
30 January 2012
 Netherlands 6–2  Latvia
 Belarus 13–5  Hungary
31 January 2012
 Hungary 4–2  Latvia
 Canada 11–1  Netherlands
1 February 2012
 Canada 11–1  Hungary
 Belarus 19–3  Latvia
2 February 2012
 Belarus 6–0  Canada
 Hungary 5–1  Netherlands
3 February 2012
 Belarus 5–2  Netherlands
 Canada 13–2  Latvia

Final tour[edit]

Match for fourth place[edit]

4 February 2012
 Latvia 2–1  Netherlands

Match for second place[edit]

4 February 2012
 Canada 9–2  Hungary

Group C[edit]

Japan and Kyrgyzstan

Preliminary round[edit]

Note - Matches were of 60 minutes duration rather than the standard 90 minutes in Groups A and B.'

Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts
 Estonia 4 3 1 0 33 5 7
 Japan 4 2 1 1 25 8 5
 Kyrgyzstan 4 0 0 3 1 46 0
30 January 2012
 Estonia 6–2  Japan
 Estonia 13–0  Kyrgyzstan
31 January 2012
 Japan 13–0  Kyrgyzstan
 Estonia 12–1  Kyrgyzstan
1 February 2012
 Estonia 2–2  Japan
 Japan 8–0  Kyrgyzstan

Final tour[edit]

Match for second place[edit]

4 February 2012
 Japan 4–0  Kyrgyzstan

References[edit]