2016 Men's World Floorball Championships

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2016 Men's World
Floorball Championships
Tournament details
Host country Latvia
Dates3–11 December
Teams16
Venue(s)(in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Finland
Runner-up Sweden
Third place  Switzerland
Tournament statistics
Matches played48
Attendance85,110 (1,773 per match)
Scoring leader(s)Finland Peter Kotilainen
MVPFinland Peter Kotilainen
2014
2018

The 2016 Men's World Floorball Championships were the 11th World Championships in men's floorball. The tournament took place in Latvia in December 2016.

Qualification[edit]

Qualification events were conducted between 2 and 14 February 2016.

Date Venue Vacancies Qualified
Host nation 1  Latvia
European Qualification 1 3 – 7 February 2016 Slovakia Nitra 2  Sweden
 Slovakia
European Qualification 2 3 – 7 February 2016 Estonia Tallinn 3  Finland
 Estonia
 Denmark
European Qualification 3 3 – 7 February 2016 Poland Lochow 3   Switzerland
 Germany
 Poland
European Qualification 4 2 – 6 February 2016 Slovenia Skofja Loka 2  Czech Republic
 Norway
Asia-Oceania Qualification 2 – 6 February 2016 Thailand Pattaya 3  Australia
 Singapore
 Thailand
Americas Qualification 12 – 14 February 2016 United States Colorado Springs 2  Canada
 United States
Total 16

Venues[edit]

Arena Riga Olympic Sports Centre
Capacity: 10,300
The main competition arena.
Capacity: 800
The second competition arena and practice arena.
ArenaR.jpg Olimpiskais sporta centrs Riga.JPG

Draw[edit]

The teams will be divided into four pots according to the world ranking.[1] (World rankings shown in parentheses).[2]

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4

 Sweden (1)
 Finland (2)
  Switzerland (3)
 Czech Republic (4)

 Latvia (hosts) (5)
 Norway (6)
 Germany (7)
 Estonia (8)

 Slovakia (9)
 United States (10)
 Denmark (12)
 Canada (13)

 Poland (14)
 Australia (16)
 Singapore (18)
 Thailand (35)

Results[edit]

Preliminary Round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Finland 3 3 0 0 28 8 +20 6 Quarterfinals 6–4 10–3 12–1
2   Switzerland 3 2 0 1 23 13 +10 4 4–6 8–4 11–3
3  Estonia 3 0 1 2 13 24 −11 1 Play-off round 3–10 4–8 6–6
4  Germany 3 0 1 2 10 29 −19 1 1–12 3–11 6–6
Source: IFF

Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Sweden 3 3 0 0 23 8 +15 6 Quarterfinals 8–4 8–2 7–2
2  Czech Republic 3 2 0 1 21 15 +6 4 4–8 8–4 9–3
3  Norway 3 0 1 2 11 21 −10 1 Play-off round 2–8 4–8 5–5
4  Latvia (H) 3 0 1 2 10 21 −11 1 2–7 3–9 5–5
Source: IFF
(H) Host.

Group C[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Denmark 3 3 0 0 17 5 +12 6 Play-off round 5–2 4–2 8–1
2  Slovakia 3 2 0 1 20 11 +9 4 2–5 6–4 12–2
3  Poland 3 0 1 2 10 14 −4 1 13th-16th place playoff 2–4 4–6 4–4
4  Australia 3 0 1 2 7 24 −17 1 1–8 2–12 4–4
Source: IFF

Group D[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  United States 3 2 0 1 18 14 +4 4 Play-off round 8–1 5–4 5–9
2  Canada 3 2 0 1 8 13 −5 4 1–8 5–4 2–1
3  Thailand 3 1 0 2 16 12 +4 2 13th-16th place playoff 4–5 4–5 8–2
4  Singapore 3 1 0 2 12 15 −3 2 9–5 1–2 2–8
Source: IFF

Knock-out stage[edit]

Play-off Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                           
    8 December – Arena Riga        
7 December – Arena Riga
  Sweden  11
  Germany  6 10 December – Arena Riga
    Germany  0  
  United States  5     Sweden  7
  9 December – Arena Riga
7 December – Arena Riga      Switzerland  2  
   Switzerland  7
  Norway  4 11 December – Arena Riga
    Norway  2  
  Slovakia  3     Sweden  3
  9 December – Arena Riga
7 December – Arena Riga     Finland (pen.)  4
  Finland  7
  Latvia  5 10 December – Arena Riga
    Denmark  0  
  Denmark (pen.)  6     Finland  4 Bronze medal game
  8 December – Arena Riga
7 December – Arena Riga     Czech Republic  3   11 December – Arena Riga
  Czech Republic  8
  Estonia  16   Czech Republic  5
    Estonia  2  
  Canada  4      Switzerland  8


Play-off[edit]

Error: Goals/Progression mismatch: N1 = 0 N2 = 1 PN = 11

7 December 2016
10:00
Germany 6 – 5
(2–1, 1–1, 3–3)
 United StatesArena Riga
Attendance: 724

Error: Goals/Progression mismatch: N1 = 0 N2 = 16 PN = 20

7 December 2016
13:00
Estonia 16 – 4
(7–2, 3–0, 6–2)
 CanadaArena Riga
Attendance: 497

Error: Goals/Progression mismatch: N1 = 0 N2 = 1 PN = 7

7 December 2016
16:00
Norway 4 – 3
(1–1, 2–2, 1–0)
 SlovakiaArena Riga
Attendance: 608

Error: Goals/Progression mismatch: N1 = 2 N2 = 7 PN = 11

7 December 2016
19:30
Latvia 5 – 6 PS
(1–2, 4–0, 0–3)
OT (0–0)
PS (0–1)
 DenmarkArena Riga
Attendance: 2,633

Quarterfinals[edit]

8 December 2016
16:00
Czech Republic 8 – 2
(2–2, 4–0, 2–0)
 EstoniaArena Riga
Attendance: 833
8 December 2016
19:00
Sweden 11 – 0
(2–0, 5–0, 4–0)
 GermanyArena Riga
Attendance: 979
9 December 2016
16:10
Switzerland  7 – 2
(1–0, 3–0, 3–2)
 NorwayArena Riga
Attendance: 2,960
9 December 2016
19:00
Finland 7 – 0
(1–0, 4–0, 2–0)
 DenmarkArena Riga
Attendance: 3,422

Semifinals[edit]

10 December 2016
12:45
Sweden 7–2
(2–0, 0–2, 5–0)
  SwitzerlandArena Riga
Attendance: 5,774
10 December 2016
16:30
Finland 4–3
(2–0,1–2,1–1)
 Czech RepublicArena Riga
Attendance: 6,445

Bronze medal game[edit]

11 December 2016
14:45
 Czech Republic5 – 8
(2–3, 1–2, 2–3)
  SwitzerlandArena Riga
Attendance: 6,870

Final[edit]

11 December 2016
17:40
Finland 4 – 3 PSO
(2–2, 0–1, 1–0)
0–0 OT
4–2 PSO
 SwedenArena Riga
Attendance: 8,350

Placement matches[edit]

13th place bracket[edit]

 
Matches 13th-16th13th place
 
      
 
7 December – Olympic Sports Centre
 
 
 Thailand4
 
9 December – Olympic Sports Centre
 
 Australia3
 
 Thailand4
 
7 December – Olympic Sports Centre
 
 Poland5
 
 Poland14
 
 
 Singapore3
 
15th place
 
 
9 December – Olympic Sports Centre
 
 
 Australia9
 
 
 Singapore3
Matches 13th-16th[edit]
7 December 2016
12:00
Thailand 4 – 3
(0–0, 2–1, 2–2)
 AustraliaOlympic Sports Centre, Riga
Attendance: 190
7 December 2016
15:00
Poland 14 – 3
(6–1, 2–1, 6–1)
 SingaporeOlympic Sports Centre, Riga
Attendance: 166
15th place match[edit]
9 December 2016
12:00
Australia 9 – 3
(1–1, 3–1, 5–1)
 SingaporeOlympic Sports Centre, Riga
Attendance: 239
13th place match[edit]
9 December 2016
15:00
Thailand 4 – 5
(0–2, 2–1, 2–2)
 PolandOlympic Sports Centre, Riga
Attendance: 175

9th place bracket[edit]

 
Matches 9th-11th9th place
 
      
 
8 December – Arena Riga
 
 
 Slovakia7
 
10 December – Arena Riga
 
 United States3
 
 Slovakia(OT)6
 
8 December – Arena Riga
 
 Latvia5
 
 Canada1
 
 
 Latvia11
 
11th place
 
 
9 December – Arena Riga
 
 
 United States1
 
 
 Canada0
Matches 9th-12th[edit]
8 December 2016
10:00
Slovakia 7 – 3
(1–1, 3–0, 3–2)
 United StatesArena Riga
Attendance: 367
8 December 2016
13:00
Canada 1 – 11
(0–3, 1–5, 0–3)
 LatviaArena Riga
Attendance: 674
11th place match[edit]
9 December 2016
13:00
United States 1 – 0
(0–0, 0–0, 1–0)
 CanadaArena Riga
Attendance: 726
9th place match[edit]
10 December 2016
19:30
Slovakia 6–5 OT
(0–1,2–2, 3–2,1-0)
 LatviaArena Riga
Attendance: 1,889

5th place bracket[edit]

 
Matches 5th-8th5th place
 
      
 
10 December – Arena Riga
 
 
 Denmark (OT)6
 
11 December – Arena Riga
 
 Estonia5
 
 Denmark(pen.)5
 
10 December – Olympic Sports Centre
 
 Norway4
 
 Germany5
 
 
 Norway (OT)6
 
7th place
 
 
11 December – Arena Riga
 
 
 Estonia4
 
 
 Germany5
Matches 5th-8th[edit]
10 December 2016
10:00
Denmark 6–5 OT
(2–0, 3–1, 0–4, 1–0)
 EstoniaArena Riga
Attendance: 1,326
10 December 2016
11:00
Germany 5–6 OT
(1–3, 1–0, 3–2, 0–1)
 NorwayOlympic Sports Centre, Riga
Attendance: 311
7th place match[edit]
11 December 2016
9:00
Estonia 4–5
(3–2,0–2, 1–1)
 GermanyArena Riga
Attendance: 970
5th place match[edit]
11 December 2016
12:00
Denmark 5–4 PS
(0–2, 1–0, 3–2)
OT (0-0)
(PS) (3-2)
 NorwayArena Riga
Attendance: 2,297

Ranking and statistics[edit]

Final ranking[edit]

The official IFF final ranking of the tournament:

Gold medal icon.svg  Finland
Silver medal icon.svg  Sweden
Bronze medal icon.svg   Switzerland
4  Czech Republic
5  Denmark
6  Norway
7  Germany
8  Estonia
9  Slovakia
10  Latvia
11  United States
12  Canada
13  Poland
14  Thailand
15  Australia
16  Singapore

All-star team[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tournament Format". IFFWFC.org. IFF. Retrieved 2016-02-14.
  2. ^ "IFF Nation Ranking". Floorball.org. Retrieved 2016-02-14.