The Men’s World Floorball  Championships will take place from 3rd until 11th December 2021 in Helsinki, Finland. Slovakia, Poland, Thailand and USA are playing in Group C. 

SLOVAKIA

How has Covid-19 affected the team’s preparation for this WFC?

It affected us especially at the beginning of the summer when we could not all meet together due to the second covid wave. This was due to government regulations that did not allow for a no-quarantine return to countries. On the other hand, each player prepared well individually or in clubs and later during the summer 2020, we finally met after long time at national event all together.

Describe your team, and what should we expect from your team during WFC 2020?

We would describe us as young gunners who are motivated to successfully rewrite the history of Slovak floorball, but in the first place we enjoy every match and play as one team.

Players to watch:

Most dangerous attacker:

Michal Dudovic

In short, he is like Lionel Messi in Floorball.

 

 

Strongest defender:

Lukas Rezanina

Has huge skills to read the game and create the whole game of his line, but first of all the most experienced player.

 

 

Toughest player:

Kristian Kozak

Players usually don’t want to tackle with him in corners.

 

 

Face-off champion:

Michal Dudovic

 

 

 

POLAND

How has Covid-19 affected the team’s preparation for this WFC?

We had to cancel few camps what had a big impact on our team, which became really familiar. Our players want to meet each other as often as it is possible but due to pandemic it wasn’t so easy and possible.

Describe your team, and what should we expect from your team during WFC 2020?

Our aim is TOP 8. We have a really strong mixture of very talented youth (who showed their value on the WFC U19 in Brno) and some older players with lot of experience, also gained during play in the clubs from abroad.

Players to watch:

Most dangerous attacker:

Wojciech Malajka

One of the best strikers not only in our team but also in the whole Czech Superleague.

 

 

Strongest defender:

Michal Sienko

One of the calmest players on the court, great ball control and great vision.

 

 

Toughest player:

Karol Pelczarski

Is just our Iron Man, never tired, all the time running, fighting and scoring points.

 

 

Face-off champion:

Filip Lukaszewski

 

 

 

THAILAND

How has Covid-19 affected the team’s preparation for this WFC?

Like all other countries, Floorball in Thailand has abruptly hit the breaks when the pandemic started. Due to the slow reaction of the country manager, it has also made it extremly delayed to restart our daily lives, which includes, playing floorball.

Describe your team, and what should we expect from your team during WFC 2020?

It has been a challenge to get the team together, with our usual model of working with European based players and thai based players, especially before the tournaments, since international travel is pretty much impossible. With the missed period of playing the sport at a high level, we hope our team has a good time and does our very best playing with spirit.

Players to watch:

Most dangerous attacker:

Veerasak Pimpa

A swift player and is one of Thailand’s most intelligent attackers.

 

 

Strongest defender:

Chusak Narkprasert

Our anchor, dependable and calm, has grown so much in the past years as our main athelete.

 

 

Toughest player:

Robin Pawat Thaidit

Robin Pawat Thaidit has always been our key team man, who has strong stance, high determination and is now our captain.

 

 

Face-off champion:

Niki Tnakit Kayairit

Is our calm speedster who is quick at face-offs.

 

 

USA

How has Covid-19 affected the team’s preparation for this WFC?

The biggest effect has of course been on the players’ own opportunities to train as we don’t gather very often as a team.

Describe your team, and what should we expect from your team during WFC 2020?

Team USA is a hard working team with a lot of energy. The team consists of a mix of experienced players and young prospects.

Players to watch:

Most dangerous attacker:

William Eriksson

Will play his second WFC and he is a hard working attacker with the ability to score points.

 

 

Strongest defender:

Aleksi Huttunen

Has taken the leap from the U19 team to the men’s team for this tournament, is a skilled player both with and without the ball.

 

 

Toughest player:

Mikko Vähä-Vahe

Is a great physical player in both directions. He is always working hard and brings a lot of energy to the team.

 

 

Face-off champion:

Eric Dieckelman

 

 

 

  • The information here is provided by the teams and modified by the IFF. 

More information about the Men’s WFC 202 can be found here

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