Women's U19 WFC 2020
9th Women’s U19 World Floorball Championships
For full tournament information visit the event website: U19 WFC 2020
This will be the first time that Sweden has hosted the Women’s U19 WFC; the first time that China has competed at this level; and also the first time that the new U19 WFC playing format is used. There will no longer be A- & B-divisions, but rather 16 teams playing in four groups, divided by ranking and ballot.
In the new system, rather than the 4th placed teams in the A-division groups playing each other for relegation, and the 1st placed teams in B-division playing each other for promotion, these teams will play cross-over matches to determine their placings for the next event. This gives the possibility for two teams (rather than only one) to go up or down.
The 4th placed teams from group A and B will play qualifying matches against the 1st placed teams in group C and D. The winners of these matches will be placed in the top eight for the next event, while the losers will be placed in the lower eight. This change moves the U19 WFC closer to the playing system that is used for adult WFCs, however it means that the U19 WFC final round is still played in five days and that only a team within the top eight can win the title.
In regards to the effect on qualification for the next event, this will not change – it will remain that the top nine placed teams will directly qualify for the next U19 WFC, however, this does make the 9th place match one of the most important of the tournament. All other remaining places will be determined by regional quotas &/or qualification tournaments.
One European qualification tournament will be held in Italy from 11th – 15th September. More info here
|Group A and B||Group C and D|
|Sweden (1)*||Slovakia (8)|
|Finland (2)||Canada (13)|
|Czech Republic (3)||Australia (14)|
|Poland (4)||New Zealand (15)|
|Switzerland (5)||USA (16)|
|Norway (6)||China (-)|
|Germany (7)||Russia (10) – Q|
|Latvia (9)||Austria (12) – Q|
*Numbers in brackets show the current rankings based on results from the previous U19 WFC in 2017 or prior events.
|Date||Time||Phase||Home Team||Away Team||Score|