The Women’s World Floorball Championships 2023 Qualifications will be organised in four different countries. EUR3 and EUR4 groups will play their qualifications in Lignano Sabbiadoro, Italy from 31st January to 4th February. Switzerland, Slovakia, Estonia, Spain and Ukraine are playing in the EUR 3 group whilst Czech Republic, Poland, Italy, Hungary and France play in the EUR4 group. Top 3 teams from each group will qualify to the Women’s World Championships 2023 in Singapore this December!

 

EUR3

Switzerland

Describe your team, and what we should expect from your team during WFCQ 2023?

Team Switzerland is a Team with a cool mix of young and experienced players. You can expect the team to be competitive every day and to be good role models for the sport. And, of course, to qualify for the WFC 2023.

Players to watch

Team rookie or young player to look out for on your team and why?

 

Seraina Fitzi, brings a good package, skills, speed, understanding of the game and a lot of ambition. Already experienced for her age.

 

 

Who is a leader on and off the field and why?

Corin Rüttimann, a complete and very experianced player, who is always dangerous. Teamplayer and a kind person also off the field.

 

 

Most skillful player?

Isabelle Gerig

 

 

 

Which player demonstrates #FairFloorball the best?

Doris Berger, always hard but also always plays fair and with respect.

 

 

 

 

Slovakia

Describe your team, and what we should expect from your team during WFCQ 2023?

Young team with huge potential and drive. Determined to fight for first place in group.

Players to watch

Team rookie or young player to look out for on your team and why?

Laura Chúpeková, not anymore a rookie but still very young player with great speed and fighting spirit.

 

 

Who is a leader on and off the field and why?

Alžbeta Ďuríková, just her presence on and off field is immediately recognized among team. She brings experiences from all top 4 leagues and always steps up when teams need her which makes her excellent role model and leader.

 

 

Most skillful player?

Paulína Hudáková, incredibly technical player. She is truly one of the kind with unique style.

 

 

 

Which player demonstrates #FairFloorball the best?

Radka Mládenková, her moral standards are outstanding which makes her amazing person and great example of Fair Floorball player

 

 

 

 

Estonia

Describe your team, and what we should expect from your team during WFCQ 2023?

Team Estonia is experienced with players from Estonia , Finnish, Swedish and Swiss leagues. Players play the game with big heart and good spirit. This team is also noticed outside the field. The team hates to loose and it´s ready to take the next step forward.

Players to watch

Team rookie or young player to look out for on your team and why?

Hanna-Liisa OispuuHanna-Liisa Õispuu, talented player with bright future, who always has the eye on the goal.

 

 

 

Who is a leader on and off the field and why?

Kati Kolsar, team captain with big Estonian heart

 

 

 

Most skillful player?

Piret Puidak, player with sharp shot who is making the opponents life hart with her technical skills

 

 

 

Which player demonstrates #FairFloorball the best?

Milja Alanko, is a strong fighter who respects the game of floorball a lot.

 

 

 

 

Spain

Describe your team, and what we should expect from your team during WFCQ 2023?

A young team that hopes to be a good participant both on and off the field. Wishing to have the opportunity to reach the final stage and will fight for it.

Players to watch

Team rookie or young player to look out for on your team and why?

Lucia Roa, a fighter and very speedy in the field.

 

 

 

Who is a leader on and off the field and why?

Paula Arenal, great scorer and veteran player

 

 

 

Most skillful player?

Sarah Borer

 

 

 

Which player demonstrates #FairFloorball the best?

Nieves Ballesteros

 

 

 

 

 

Ukraine

Describe your team, and what we should expect from your team during WFCQ 2023?

We come with a young team with a clear goal, where we strive to get better and better with each match.

Players to watch

Team rookie or young player to look out for on your team and why?

Lidija Luklynska, she is a young, strong and fast forward with a good shoot.

 

 

 

Who is a leader on and off the field and why?

Olena Rubai

 

 

Most skillful player?

Alina Zelena who is also our player that demonstrates #FairFloorball the best!

 

 

 

 

EUR4

Czech Republic

Describe your team, and what we should expect from your team during WFCQ 2023?

The goal is clear – we want to win all the matches and advance to the WFC. We will focus on the offensive game. We would like to play active game during the match and try to dictate the tempo of the game. Our team is very energetic and combines experienced and young players.

Players to watch

Team rookie or young player to look out for on your team and why?

Anna Brucháčková – She is a great team player and she can bring enormous energy to the team. Also, she is very smart, creative and fast.

 

 

Who is a leader on and off the field and why?

Eliška Krupnová – The team has more leaders, but if we have to say one name, it is clear – Eliška. She belongs to the absolute top of the world for a long time, she played countless top matches. She has been the team captain for many years.

 

 

Most skillful player?

Michaela Kubečková

 

 

 

Which player demonstrates #FairFloorball the best?

Jana Christianová

 

 

 

 

Poland

Describe your team, and what we should expect from your team during WFCQ 2023?

Team faced some serious generation change. Many players will have their debut on WFC level and we’re hoping to boost their growth. Team will be strengthened by experienced and highly skilled leaders to create some aggresive mix.

Players to watch

Team rookie or young player to look out for on your team and why?

Maria Szymańska is hitting her first adult IFF tournament. Fast thinking, creative defenceman, with two-way style. Already showed her possibilities playing two U19 championships and some adult international friendly games.

 

 

Who is a leader on and off the field and why?

Malwina Zagórska grown into natural leader of the team who faced change of long-time captaincy of Agata Plechan. Except of obvious high floorball skill, she is always smiling and helpful. Malwina presents best values of sportsmanship and humanity in total. For sure every player would like to have such partner in his line.

 

Most skillful player?

Really hard to choose one but we go with Dominika Buczek, who is having another monsterous season in Czech Extraliga, occupying top spots of points and assists stats tables. Top performance both on club and international level. She is able to deliver both assists and goals. Playing great individually and as a member of team. Has unique skill to score in the right moments and decide most tight games.

 

Which player demonstrates #FairFloorball the best?

Hanna Samson, long time National Team leader and true icon of floorball in Poland. Hanna is tough with her skill and will of winning games but never against fair play rules.

 

 

 

Italy

Describe your team, and what we should expect from your team during WFCQ 2023?

The team has a mix of experienced players and many young players. The team spirit is very strong and this will hopefully help to reach good results during the WFCQ.

Players to watch

Team rookie or young player to look out for on your team and why?

Veronica Di Già: fast and physical defender and Elena Leu: forward with good game vision who can take a physical duel

 

 

 

Who is a leader on and off the field and why?

Livia Dössegger: In a silent way she brings a lot of positive energy to the team through her inspiring attitude on and off the field.

 

 

 

Most skillful player?

Vanessa Helmann: Her individual skills and experience from games at high level will help to bring stability to the team.

 

 

 

Which player demonstrates #FairFloorball the best?

Camilla Olshov: Although she plays with a lot of fighting spirit she always respects the opponents and shows her passion for this sport in a positive manner.

 

 

 

Hungary

Describe your team, and what we should expect from your team during WFCQ 2023?

A developing and super motivated team where the momentum of young players is combined with the experience of those with longer track record. A team with clear goals where members trust one another and show all respect to each other, the rules, the opponents, the referees, the audience and the spirit of the game as well. All dare to make venturesome decisions on the field, one for the other.

Players to watch

Team rookie or young player to look out for on your team and why?

Enikő Nanasi – Highly motivated and conscientious, young yet confident player. The combination of talent and diligence have led her to quickly becoming a prominent member of the team. A creative team-player. A friendly and open personality liked by her teammates. Works wisely, hard and disciplined towards her goals.

 

Who is a leader on and off the field and why?

Petra Magyar – Despite her young age she has become a leader right away. A team-player who is respected by and reliable to her teammates. Confident and calm during play. A true leader on and off the field. Deservedly wearing the captain’s band.

 

Most skillful player?

Nicole Vertesi  – The harmony of strength, speed, agility and intelligence. Her self-confidence is exemplary, willingness to win is constant and her prompt creativity is unique. Can make cold blooded decisions in every situation and always has some magic to pull when needed. Genius tactician always ready to do the unexpected.

Which player demonstrates #FairFloorball the best?

Katalin Turi-Kovats – Discreet, humble and talented player. Promotes sportsmanship and honesty in every situation. Humane, magnaminous and honest player beyond the game rules. Thus she is a true image of clean and fair floorball.

 

 

France

Describe your team, and what we should expect from your team during WFCQ 2023?

The French team is a mix of experienced floorball players who play for the national team for 6 to 10 years, and much younger players who are the future of french floorball. After 4 years without WFCQ, we are very excited to represent France once again and play thrilling international games!

Players to watch

Team rookie or young player to look out for on your team and why?

Cassandre Giradet. A young player with multiple talents. Self-confident, she is a tough player who can play both defense and forward.

 

 

Who is a leader on and off the field and why?

Marie Hu. Marie will play her 3rd WFCQ. She is a calm and clever player who gives a lot of confidence to our defense lines.

 

 

 

Most skillful player?

Pauline Meneust. Pauline if the tactical and technical leader of the team. She has a very good vision of the play that she developed playing in Sweden in recent years.

 

 

Which player demonstrates #FairFloorball the best?

Lucie Liversain. Lucie is a very active woman within different causes. She founded and presided over a floorball club in France, implementing values of respect and equality.

 

 

 

 

*The information is provided by the teams and modified by the IFF

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