2016 Men's World Floorball Championships qualifying

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The qualifying for the 2016 Men's World Floorball Championships took place between 2 and 14 February 2016. A total of 33 teams[1] competed for fifteen spots. The final tournament was organized by Latvia in December 2016.

Overview[edit]

Numbers in brackets show the ranking before the qualification started, which is based on results from the last two World Championships.[1]

Europe 1 Europe 2 Europe 3 Europe 4 Asia/Oceania Americas

 Sweden (1)
 Slovakia (9)
 Russia (11)
 Belgium (24)
 France (25)
 Iceland (–)

 Finland (2)
 Estonia (8)
 Denmark (12)
 Austria (22)
 Netherlands (28)

  Switzerland (3)
 Germany (7)
 Poland (14)
 Spain (22)
 Great Britain (29)
 Georgia (38)

 Czech Republic (4)
 Norway (6)
 Serbia (20)
 Italy (21)
 Slovenia (27)
 Liechtenstein (30)

 Japan (15)
 Australia (16)
 South Korea (17)
 Singapore (18)
 New Zealand (26)
 Malaysia (33)
 Thailand (–)

 United States (10)
 Canada (13)
 Jamaica (32)

Europe[edit]

The qualification rules are as follows:

  • The two best teams from each qualification group will qualify
  • The two best third placed teams will qualify
    • The calculation of the best 3rd teams will follow this order:
      • 1. Average number of points
      • 2. Average goal difference
      • 3. Average scored goals
      • 4. Drawing of lots

European Qualification 1[edit]

Dates: 3 – 7 February 2016[2]
Venue: Arena Klokocina, Nitra, Slovakia

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
 Sweden 5 5 0 0 106 7 +99 10 Qualify for the 2016 Men's World Floorball Championships
 Slovakia 5 4 0 1 50 31 +19 8
 Russia 5 3 0 2 43 33 +10 6 Referred to the ranking of third-placed teams
 Belgium 5 2 0 3 23 56 −33 4 Miss out on the 2016 Men's World Floorball Championships
 Iceland 5 1 0 4 19 67 −48 2
 France 5 0 0 5 13 60 −47 0
3 February 2016
Sweden  22 – 0  Belgium
Iceland  6 – 12  Russia
France  3 – 15  Slovakia
4 February 2016
Russia  4 – 15  Sweden
Belgium  7 – 3  France
Slovakia  11 – 0  Iceland
5 February 2016
France  3 – 12  Russia
Sweden  30 – 2  Iceland
Belgium  4 – 16  Slovakia
6 February 2014
Iceland  7 – 4  France
Russia  11 – 2  Belgium
Slovakia  1 – 20  Sweden
7 February 2016
Sweden  19 – 0  France
Russia  4 – 7  Slovakia
Belgium  10 – 4  Iceland

European Qualification 2[edit]

Dates: 3 – 7 February 2016[3]
Venue: TTÜ Sports Hall, Tallinn, Estonia

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
 Finland 4 4 0 0 66 5 +61 8 Qualify for the 2016 Men's World Floorball Championships
 Estonia 4 3 0 1 26 20 +6 6
 Denmark 4 2 0 2 32 20 +12 4 Referred to the ranking of third-placed teams
 Austria 4 1 0 3 11 54 −43 2 Miss out on the 2016 Men's World Floorball Championships
 Netherlands 4 0 0 4 7 43 −36 0
3 February 2016
Austria  1 – 23  Finland
Netherlands  1 – 9  Estonia
4 February 2016
Denmark  9 – 2  Netherlands
Estonia  9 – 2  Austria
5 February 2016
Netherlands  3 – 6  Austria
Finland  9 – 2  Denmark
6 February 2014
Finland  19 – 1  Netherlands
Denmark  2 – 7  Estonia
7 February 2016
Austria  2 – 19  Denmark
Estonia  1 – 15  Finland

European Qualification 3[edit]

Dates: 3 – 7 February 2016[4]
Venue: Arena Lochow, Lochow, Poland

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
  Switzerland 4 4 0 0 61 7 +54 8 Qualify for the 2016 Men's World Floorball Championships
 Germany 4 3 0 1 30 13 +17 6
 Poland 4 2 0 2 26 24 +2 4 Referred to the ranking of third-placed teams
 Spain 4 1 0 3 13 34 −21 2 Miss out on the 2016 Men's World Floorball Championships
 Great Britain 4 0 0 4 7 59 −52 0
3 February 2016
Switzerland   7 – 2  Germany
Spain  0 – 6  Poland
4 February 2016
Spain  2 – 4  Germany
Poland  14 – 1  Great Britain
5 February 2016
Great Britain  0 – 23   Switzerland
Germany  11 – 3  Poland
6 February 2014
Great Britain  5 – 9  Spain
Poland  3 – 12   Switzerland
7 February 2016
Switzerland   19 – 2  Spain
Germany  13 – 1  Great Britain

European Qualification 4[edit]

Dates: 2 – 6 February 2016[5]
Venue: Sports Hall Poden, Skofja Loka, Slovenia

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
 Czech Republic 5 5 0 0 85 3 +82 10 Qualify for the 2016 Men's World Floorball Championships
 Norway 5 4 0 1 58 9 +49 8
 Slovenia 5 3 0 2 27 25 +2 6 Referred to the ranking of third-placed teams
 Serbia 5 2 0 3 18 51 −33 4 Miss out on the 2016 Men's World Floorball Championships
 Italy 5 1 0 4 18 40 −22 2
 Liechtenstein 5 0 0 5 4 82 −78 0
2 February 2016
Liechtenstein  0 – 35  Czech Republic
Serbia  6 – 5  Italy
Norway  7 – 2  Slovenia
3 February 2016
Czech Republic  21 – 0  Serbia
Italy  1 – 12  Norway
Slovenia  10 – 0  Liechtenstein
4 February 2016
Norway  3 – 5  Czech Republic
Serbia  9 – 2  Liechtenstein
Italy  4 – 8  Slovenia
5 February 2016
Liechtenstein  1 – 20  Norway
Czech Republic  13 – 0  Italy
Slovenia  7 – 3  Serbia
6 February 2014
Italy  8 – 1  Liechtenstein
Serbia  1 – 16  Norway
Czech Republic  11 – 0  Slovenia

Ranking of third-placed teams[edit]

Since the number of teams between the qualification groups differ, the group sizes were equalised by removing the results from the matches against the lowest placed teams in the larger-sized group before comparing the average results.

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
 Denmark 4 2 0 2 32 20 +12 4 Qualified for the 2016 Men's World Floorball Championships
 Poland 4 2 0 2 26 24 +2 4
 Russia 4 2 0 2 31 30 +1 4 Missed out on the 2016 Men's World Floorball Championships
 Slovenia 4 2 0 2 17 25 −8 4

Asia–Oceania[edit]

The qualification rules are as follows:

  • The three best teams will qualify

Dates: 2 – 6 February 2016[6]
Venue: Pattaya Sports Indoor Stadium, Pattaya, Thailand

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
 Japan 2 1 1 0 18 8 +10 3 Qualify for qualification semi-finals
 Singapore 2 1 1 0 15 10 +5 3
 New Zealand 2 0 0 2 6 21 −15 0 Qualify for 5th-7th place Play-off
2 February 2016
New Zealand  4 – 9  Singapore
3 February 2016
Japan  12 – 2  New Zealand
4 February 2016
Singapore  6 – 6  Japan

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
 Thailand 3 2 1 0 27 14 +13 5 Qualify for qualification semi-finals
 Australia 3 1 2 0 15 9 +6 4
 South Korea 3 1 1 1 17 16 +1 3 Qualify for 5th-7th place Play-off
 Malaysia 3 0 0 3 8 28 −20 0
2 February 2016
South Korea  6 – 9  Thailand
Australia  7 – 1  Malaysia
3 February 2016
Thailand  13 – 3  Malaysia
South Korea  3 – 3  Australia
4 February 2016
Thailand  5 – 5  Australia
Malaysia  4 – 8  South Korea

Play-off[edit]

5th–7th place play-off[edit]

5 February 2016
South Korea  4 – 3  New Zealand

6th place play-off[edit]

6 February 2016
New Zealand  3 – 4  Malaysia

Semi-finals[edit]

5 February 2016
Thailand  2 – 5  Singapore
Japan  2 – 4  Australia

Bronze medal game[edit]

6 February 2016
Japan  1 – 6  Thailand

Final[edit]

6 February 2016
Australia  5 – 2  Singapore

Final ranking[edit]

Rank Team
1st place, gold medalist(s)  Australia
2nd place, silver medalist(s)  Singapore
3rd place, bronze medalist(s)  Thailand
4  Japan
5  South Korea
6  Malaysia
7  New Zealand

Americas[edit]

The qualification rules are as follows:

  • The two best teams from the qualification group will qualify

Dates: 12 – 14 February 2016[7]
Venue: Olympic Training Centre, Colorado Springs, United States

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
 Canada 2 2 0 0 33 6 +27 4 Qualify for the 2016 Men's World Floorball Championships
 United States 2 1 0 1 32 7 +25 2
 Jamaica 2 0 0 2 2 54 −52 0 Miss out on the 2016 Men's World Floorball Championships
12 February 2016
Jamaica  1 – 27  United States
13 February 2016
Canada  27 – 1  Jamaica
14 February 2016
United States  5 – 6  Canada

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Men´s WFC 2016 Qualification match schedules – 16.10.2015". www.floorball.org. International Floorball Federation. 16 October 2015. Retrieved 12 January 2016.
  2. ^ "Men's World Championships 2016 Qualifications – European Qualification 1". www.floorball.org. International Floorball Federation. 5 February 2016. Retrieved 6 February 2016.
  3. ^ "Men's World Championships 2016 Qualifications – European Qualification 2". www.floorball.org. International Floorball Federation. 5 February 2016. Retrieved 6 February 2016.
  4. ^ "Men's World Championships 2016 Qualifications – European Qualification 3". www.floorball.org. International Floorball Federation. 5 February 2016. Retrieved 6 February 2016.
  5. ^ "Men's World Championships 2016 Qualifications – European Qualification 4". www.floorball.org. International Floorball Federation. 5 February 2016. Retrieved 6 February 2016.
  6. ^ "Men's World Championships 2016 Qualifications – Asia Oceania Qualification". www.floorball.org. International Floorball Federation. 5 February 2016. Retrieved 6 February 2016.
  7. ^ "Men's World Championships 2016 Qualifications – Americas Qualification". www.floorball.org. International Floorball Federation. 26 January 2016. Retrieved 6 February 2016.