Today, it is exactly one year until The World Games will kick off in Birmingham, USA. The floorball tournament will be played from 8th – 12th of July with eight men’s teams divided into two groups.

USA, as the host country, is the only directly qualified team. The rest of the participating teams will be decided according to results from the Men’s World Floorball Championships 2020 (played 3rd – 11th of December 2021). Teams will qualify as follows:

  • Top 5 placed teams at WFC 2020
  • Best placed American continent team at WFC 2020
  • Best placed Asia Oceania team at WFC 2020

Floorball tournament at TWG 2022

The first three days will be group matches, followed by semi-finals, placement and medal matches. Teams will have a maximum of 14 players and up to four officials. Game time will be 3 x 15 minutes. Only in the play-off stages will there be extra time and penalty shots, if required. Floorball will be played at the Stamford University Area at Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC) at the East Exhibit Hall.

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About The World Games

The World Games is an extraordinary, international sports event held every four years, in the year following each Summer Olympic Games. Staged over 11 days, The Games represents the pinnacle of competition for 3,600 of the world’s best athletes in 30+ unique, multi-disciplinary sports. The World Games generates worldwide exposure for participating sports and provides a highly visible stage on which athletes from more than 100 countries compete for gold.

More than 600 medals will be awarded to the competing athletes, including 200 gold medals for the ultimate champions in each discipline. The World Games 2022 will be held in Birmingham, Alabama from July 7-17, 2022, generating an estimated economic impact of $256 million for the city. Marking The World Games’ 40th anniversary, this will be the first edition of the event to be hosted in the United States since the inaugural World Games in Santa Clara, California, in 1981.

The World Games is led by the International World Games Association (IWGA), a non-profit organisation that is composed of 37 International Sports Federations and recognised by The International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Floorball at The World Games

Floorball first participated at TWG in Lahti in 1997 as an invitational sport, however, in Wroclaw in 2017, floorball was an official medal sport for the first time.

At TWG 2017, the floorball competition was held from 27th – 30th July, and involved six men’s teams divided into two groups. Due to limits placed on each sport regarding the number of participants, each team had only 14 players and up to four officials. There was a total of 11 matches, with match time being 3 x 15 mins (effective time). Play-off & medal matches had 10 minutes extra time + penalty shots.

Final Standings at TWG 2017

  1. Sweden
  2. Switzerland
  3. Finland
  4. Czech Republic
  5. USA
  6. Poland

Follow & promote The World Games 

  • Websites: The World Games & The World Games 2022
  • Social Media:
    • Instagram and Twitter: @theworldgames & @twg2022
    • Facebook: @iwga.theworldgames & @TWG2022
  • Hashtags: #RoadtoBHM, #TWG2022 #WeAreTheWorldGames

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