The match schedule for the 13th Women’s World Floorball Championships (WFC) 2021 played in Uppsala, Sweden, has been released. The Women’s WFC is played 27th of November to 5th of December 2021 at the IFU Arena.
— We are looking forward to expose the two World Floorball Championships as much as possible. With a basic schedule now set for the Women’s WFC the work to gain more TV broadcasters will continue up until November and there can still be minor schedule changes due to TV. Having the two WFC’s back to back will give us a huge potential to get new broadcasters for the sport, says IFF Secretary General John Liljelund.
The Women’s WFC 2021 is played with 16 teams and the teams are divided into four groups.
Women’s WFC 2021 Groups:
- Group A: LAT, POL, SUI, CZE
- Group B: SVK, GER, FIN, SWE
- Group C: JPN, USA, DEN, AUS
- Group D: SGP, NFFR*, EST, NOR
* NFFR stands for National Floorball Federation of Russia following the Court of Arbitration in Sport (CAS) ruling in the case WADA v. RUSADA. More information below.
In the group stage each team plays each other once, while the second stage of the event includes play-offs and placement matches. The two best teams of group A and B go directly to the quarter-finals. Teams placed 3rd and 4th in group A and B and the teams placed 1st and 2nd in group C and D make it to the first play-off round (played before the quarter-finals).
NFFR for Russia
Following the Court of Arbitration in Sport (CAS) ruling in the case WADA v. RUSADA, changes are implemented concerning the appearance of the floorball teams from Russia at Adult World Floorball Championships. The IFF is currently in the process of finalising the WFC 2021 guidelines in close co-operation with WADA. At least until the IFF has all the guidelines reviewed by WADA, the IFF and LOC will in all its communication, use the acronym NFFR and the IFF logo, when communicating about the World Floorball Championships 2021.
The next phase of ticket sales will start in the end of June. The tickets can be purchased from three different sections in the venue and three price categories. Due to Covid-19 a limited number of tickets will be released in each phase. As vaccinations move forward and societies open up, more tickets will be released.