The IFF has based on the decision of the Swiss Floorball Association Executive Board, decided to cancel the Champions Cup 2021, which was planned to be played in Winterthur, Switzerland from the 9th to 10th of January 2021. Due to the COVID-19 situation, the Swiss Floorball Associations does not find it possible to organise the event.
— In the last few days, the Swiss Floorball Association Executive Board has been working intensively on the feasibility to execute of the IFF Champions Cup, which is scheduled to take place in Winterthur on 9-10 January 2021. At its meeting on Wednesday, the Board concluded that the prevailing epidemiological situation and the high number of cases worldwide do not in any way allow it to hold such an event in the near future free of major uncertainties and risks in the health and financial sectors, says Swiss Floorball Association President Daniel Bareiss.
As the COVID-19 pandemic has already forced the IFF and the event organisers to postpone a number of Events and as there is no clear understanding of how the ongoing pandemic will affect the playing schedule of the national leagues, with the present or possible postponements of matches, the decision was not to play the Champions Cup 2021 at all.
— Swiss Floorball Association sees no possibility to postpone the event until later in 2021. However, we are open to organise the Champions Cup 2022 or 2023 at the same venue as a local organiser. Therefore, various clarifications are still necessary in this respect, says Swiss Floorball Association CEO Michel Zoss.
— The IFF will later in 2021 decide upon the organisers of the Champions Cup for 2022 and 2023, due to the postponement of the Men’s World Floorball Championships 2020 to December 2021, after discussions with the both the Finnish and Swiss Associations, says IFF Secretary General John Liljelund.
The IFF Floorball Champions Cup is a tournament for the elite European clubs organised by the International Floorball Federation (IFF).