The European qualifications for the Women’s U19 WFC 2020 will be held from 11th – 15th September 2019 in Lignano Sabbiadoro, Italy at the Bella Italia EFA Village. Lignano Sabbiadoro is a small town within the province of Udine, in the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region of north-eastern Italy. It is located at the Adriatic Sea coast and is one of the main summer resorts in northern Italy.
The venue where the matches will be played is Palazzetto dello Sport Bella Italia EFA Village. The venue has previously hosted important events such as the IWAS PowerChair Hockey World Championship in 2018 and the European Dodgeball Championships in 2018. All teams will stay inside the village within walking distance of the venue.
Five teams will compete in the event, with the two top teams qualifying for group C or D in the final round.
A total of 19 teams registered for the 9th Women’s U19 WFC which will be hosted by Uppsala, Sweden from 6th – 10th May 2020. This event is played with 16 teams and there is no longer A- & B-division. For the first time, the teams will be divided into four groups in one division based on ranking and a ballot. Groups A/B and C/D are divided according to ranking (based on results from U19 WFC 2018) and a group ballot will be held after the qualification event to decide the final four groups.
Nine teams (all from Europe) are directly qualified based on results from U19 WFC 2018 and, based on regional quotas, two teams from the Americas and three from Asia Oceania have also received direct qualification. China will be competing for the first time at this level.
For more information on the qualification event visit: U19 WFC 2020 European Qualifications
For more information on the final round of U19 WFC 2020, visit the official event website: U19 WFC 2020