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Lodz set for World University Floorball Championships
A total of eight countries are set to compete at the World University Floorball Championships beginning tomorrow in Lodz in Poland.
Seven men’s and six women’s teams have entered the event, organised by the International University Sports Federation (FISU).
Poland, Switzerland, Slovakia and Singapore comprise Group A of the men’s tournament, while Group B features Finland, the Czech Republic and Japan.
The top two in each group will progress to the semi-finals.
Group A of the women’s event includes Poland, Finland and Japan.
Sweden, the Czech Republic and Singapore will contest Group B.
— #FISU #UniWorlds #Universiade (@FISUnetwork) June 25, 2018
The women’s competition follows a slightly different format as the top two teams will qualify directly for the semi-finals.
The sides who finish second will play the third-placed teams in the other group in quarter-finals.
The tournament begins tomorrow and concludes with finals on Saturday (June 30).
Matches are scheduled to take place at the Lodz University of Technology and the MOSiR hall in the Polish city.
Finland, Sweden, Switzerland and Japan have competed at every edition of the World University Floorball Championships.
- June 2018:Chomnicki re-elected as Polish Floorball Federation President
- May 2018:Third successive win for Sweden over Finland at IFF Under-19 Women’s Floorball World Championships
- April 2018:IFF announce launch of app for upcoming Women’s Under-19 World Floorball Championships
- April 2018:IFF mark International Floorball Day
- February 2018:Group draw for Men’s World Floorball Championships to be held on March 1
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