Men’s World Floorball Championships 2024 EUR2 Qualifications will take place in Lochow, Poland from 1st February – 4th February. Slovakia, Norway, Spain and Great Britain are playing in Group A and Czechia, Poland, Austria and Hungary in Group B.

Group A

Slovakia

Describe your team, and what should we expect from your team during WFCQ 2024?

Silent killers, a strong team spirit and determination to win big matches. You can expect better and more stable performances compared to the previous WFC.

Players to watch

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

#97 Šimon Batkovič – very skillful player in 1v1 situations.

 

 

 

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

#12 Lukáš Ujhelyi – fully motivated to be the best in personal life as well as in sports.

 

 

 

Most skillful player?

#4 Michal Dudovič

 

 

 

Which player demonstrates #FairFloorball the best?

#77 Michal Miške

 

 

 

Norway

Describe your team, and what should we expect from your team during WFCQ 2024?

The team is striving to become better every day and in the future be the best of what this team can be.

Players to watch

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

#16 Sander Fauskanger

 

 

 

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

#12 Erlend Vestby

 

 

 

Most skillful player?

#21 Marius Pedersen

 

 

 

Which player demonstrates #FairFloorball the best?

#2 Ludvik Hansen

 

 

 

 

Spain

Describe your team, and what should we expect from your team during WFCQ 2024?

The team is a mix of experienced players who have participated in many qualification tournaments and young and skillful players willing to help the team to qualifiy. The team is ready to fight to qualify for the first time for the World Championships.

Players to watch

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

#11 Alejandro Soriano – One of the most talented players in the team. First time with the senior team and looking forward to show what he got.

 

 

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

#9 Antonio Saez – He is the captain of the team and the one showing the rest how to fight until the very end.

 

 

Most skillful player?

#6 Vincent Gomez – Very skillfull player playing in Sweden.

 

 

 

Which player demonstrates #FairFloorball the best?

#74 Daniel Guzman – Trully a fighter on the field but always showing respect on the rivals.

 

 

 

 

Great Britain

Describe your team, and what should we expect from your team during WFCQ 2024?

Team UK is currently undergoing a generational transition, with a wave of talented young players making their debut on the national stage. This infusion of youthful energy, coupled with the seasoned experience of our players, is strengthening our team. As we approach the World Floorball Championship Qualifiers, we remain humble. Recognizing that we’re the underdogs, we’re determined to give our best. We’re excited to see how our young players will take on some of the world’s top teams.

Players to watch

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

#97 Robin Hickel – a young debutant on our team who radiates boundless energy and demonstrates impressive skills despite his young age.

 

 

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

#19 Mark Jones – setting his sights high, assuming leadership, and serving as a role model. Not only a talented player in the German Flooball-Bundesliga but also holding the esteemed position of team captain for the UK. He is a figure trusted and respected by the entire team.

 

Most skillful player?

#23 Jacob Carleson – a crucial player for our team. He uses his awareness and speed to initiate strong attacks. He’s also good at slowing down the phase when needed, adding a valuable element to our team. It’s not just his floorball skills; Jacob’s unique personality not only improves his own performance but also brings energy and uplifts the entire team.

 

Which player demonstrates #FairFloorball the best?

#4 Adam Saletti – our defensive powerhouse who delivers a fierce game without making it personal. Always sporting a smile and never one to complain, he’s a genuinely pleasant guy. Adam exemplifies the #FairFloorball values with his positive demeanor on and off the field.

 

Group B

Czechia

Describe your team, and what should we expect from your team during WFCQ 2024?

Young dynamic team with great potential on international level. Many players with unique skills in offensive game.

Players to watch

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

#22 Tomáš Jurco – one of the best goalkeepers in the world, 2021 U19 World Champion and Czech superleague champion 2023.

 

 

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

#29 Filip Langer – brain and heart of the team.

 

 

 

Most skillful player?

#12 Filip Forman – excellent attacking skills.

 

 

 

Which player demonstrates #FairFloorball the best?

#4 Lukáš Punčochář

 

 

 

 

Poland

Describe your team, and what should we expect from your team during WFCQ 2024?

A mixture of experience and youth. The team is in the process of rebuilding, but with the same goal – qualification to the WFC.

Players to watch

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

#2 Emil Karkulowski – although he is a young player, he plays very mature floorball with great speed, superb game understanding and split vision. Can play in several positions and he will surely become one of the fan favourites.

 

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

#26 Sebastian Sternicki – informal leader on and off the field. He plays with a lot of poise, great dedication and inspires his teammates. Good at speaking up and those around him listen to what he has to say.

 

Most skillful player?

#97 Lucas Dahlstrom – played in the last World Championships and showed his importance to the team. Very skillful with fast pace, excellent technique towards goal scoring makes him a deadly opponent that will spread fear to all goalkeepers.

 

Which player demonstrates #FairFloorball the best?

#79 Łukasz Chlebda – all of the team Poland demonstrates fair play and good sportsmanship but if only selecting one player it could be Łukasz Chlebda. The most experienced player in the team that always strives to make sure that all players are focused on their task and playing fair. He brings out the best in people.

 

 

Austria

Describe your team, and what should we expect from your team during WFCQ 2024?

Austria’s team has undergone a substantial transformation, with the majority of the roster consisting of new faces. Only a handful of players remain from the previous squad that participated in the last qualification. Our strategic approach revolves around placing our trust in promising young players who offer long-term potential and room for growth. We are committed to nurturing their talent and helping them progress.

In addition to our focus on youth development, we are collaborating with Czech coaches who bring a wealth of knowledge in modern floorball styles and player development. Furthermore, we have integrated players with experience from foreign leagues in Switzerland, Sweden, and Germany into our team. Their international experience and exposure will undoubtedly contribute to our team’s growth.

Our primary objective is to build a competitive and formidable team in preparation for the 2026 events. However, we firmly believe that our efforts this year will already demonstrate our quality and determination.

Players to watch

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

#51 Jakob Rainer – Jakob Rainer is not just another junior player; he is a force to be reckoned with. His dedication to his fitness and preparation is truly commendable. Despite his tender age, Jakob’s commitment to maintaining peak physical condition sets him apart from his peers. This dedication has been a crucial factor in his rapid rise through the ranks of the floorball world.

 

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

#95 Niklas Felsberger – Niklas Felsberger is not just a skilled player; he is a testament to determination and resilience. His clever and adaptive style of play has earned him well-deserved recognition among his peers and fans alike. Niklas’s ability to adjust to the ever-changing dynamics of the game sets him apart as a top-tier athlete. His contributions to the sport extend beyond the scorecard, and he serves as a role model for players of all ages.

 

Most skillful player?

#58 William Schlugi – Born in 2002 and hailing from Sweden, William brings a burst of energy and intelligence to the game. We are excited to highlight his exceptional abilities and what he brings to our team. William Schlugi is a true dynamo on the floorball court. His Swedish origins have endowed him with a deep understanding of the game, and he consistently displays his intelligence in every match. His ability to read the game and maintain a high level of game awareness is truly remarkable.

Which player demonstrates #FairFloorball the best?

#55 Maximillian Obereder – Maximillian Obereder is a relentless competitor on the floorball court. His unyielding spirit and determination have earned him the reputation of being one of the most stubborn players in the game. When he sets his sights on a goal, he pursues it with unwavering dedication, and this trait has made him a vital part of our team. More than just a player, Maximillian serves as a messenger of national integrity. He carries the flag of Austria with immense pride and is committed to elevating the level of floorball in our country. His unwavering passion for representing Austria on the international stage is truly commendable, and he sets an example for all aspiring athletes.

 

Hungary

Describe your team, and what should we expect from your team during WFCQ 2024?

Young, hungry and determined with a hint of veterans. Our team is in a transition phase, where the former U19 national team players are being integrated to the Men’s team.

Players to watch

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

#13 Trombitás Balázs

 

 

 

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

#8 Ádám Milán

 

 

 

 

Most skillful player?

#6 Bendeguz Pozsony

 

 

 

Which player demonstrates #FairFloorball the best?

#5 William Borza

 

 

 

 

 

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