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WFCQ 2016 EUR2 Team Presentations – 28.01.2016

Finland, Estonia, Denmark, Austria and Netherlands will play in the WFCQ EUR2 in Tallinn, Estonia.

The two best teams will qualify for the WFC in Latvia. In addition, the two best third placed teams will qualify (taking all EUR qualifications into consideration).

Finland is the favourite of the group with their high ranking. Next up are Estonia (ranked 8th) and Denmark (ranked 12th). Even though Estonia is ranked higher and the WFCQ is played in front of their home crowd, anything can happen. The last time these countries met (WFC 2014) Denmark took a clear win against Estonia and claimed the 7th place.

Austria and the Netherlands are a bit further away in the rankings. These two countries have played tight matches against each other.

Official IFF event page: www.floorball.org/pages/EN/Mens-WFCQ-2016-EUR2-Estonia
WFCQ EUR2 on Facebook: www.facebook.com/WFCQ2016Tallinn

Team Presentations:

Finland is currently number 2 in the rankings. Their target is to be number 1 in the WFC in Latvia. Finland’s only goal in the WFCQ is to win every single game. Their roster in Tallinn will be motivated and focused.
Players to watch:
Tatu Väänänen: Leader and team captain. A skilled and agile player.
Jani Kukkola: One on best centres in the world. Fast with the ball and has a good shot.
Nico Salo: Star of the next generation. Compact player with good game sense. Makes no mistakes.


 #21 T. Vaananen


 #22 J. Kukkola

 #20 N. Salo

Estonia plays tactical floorball supported by excellent team spirit. The players know each other well and are able to play different roles. The aim of Estonia is to qualify directly for the WFC in December.
Players to watch:
Andreas Wöiduma: Effective scorer from the Norwegian Elite League. His advantages are good technique and great shots.
Marek Õige: Very experienced goalkeeper whose style is based on good placement and rapid movements.
Rein Kivi: Experienced forward. He is a goal scorer who is very strong in 1on1 situations and knows how to keep the team spirit up.


 #66 A. Wöiduma


 #90 M. Oige


 #19 R. Kivi

Team Denmark comes to Tallinn with only one goal in mind, to qualify for the World Championships in Riga.
They know it will require a lot of work, but they believe their great team spirit will help them to face the challenges ahead.
Players to watch:
Stefan Hedorf: The top scorer of WFC 2014. Has played in Sweden for many years and is the most experienced player in the team.
Brian Nielsen: Team captain and a great leader. A calm and determined player who steps up when needed.
Marko Krogsgaard: Offensive defender whose great shots are a threat even from further distance.


 #5 S. Hedorf


 #15 B. Nielsen

 #24 M. Krogsgaard

Austria knows that playing against teams which were among the best 8 teams in the last WFC is not going to be a walk in the park. Austria’s goal is to face every second as a challenge and give it their best shot.
Players to watch:
The Joosbrothers (Daniel, Marcel, Sandro): Three brothers all have great character and experience from the Swiss league.
Siegfried Sendlhofer: Senior of the team and record holder.
Timmo Taurer: Experienced, tall and big like goalkeepers should be.


 #3 D. Joos, #24 M. Joos, #26 S. Joos

 #9 S. Sendlhofer
 #87 T. Taurer

The Dutch team has a good mix of experienced and some new, young players. All eager to play and to develop themselves as well as the team. Their goal is to gain experience and some good results.
Players to watch:
Dimitri Vermaat: His length combined with his reflexes and experience from the Swiss NLB makes him an impressive goalie.
Aron Piekema: Unstoppable and incredibly eager to win each duel on the field.
Sven Landmeter: Strong, eager and hardworking player with a lot of international experience.


 #1 D. Vermaat


 #21 A. Piekema


 #4 S. Landmeter

Qualification system

In 2016, there will be six regional qualification events to determine the participants of the 11th Men´s WFC 2016, and all registered teams, apart from the organiser, must participate in the qualifications. In each qualification group the teams play each other once.

In Europe there are four qualification groups and teams will qualify for the Men´s WFC 2016 according to the following:

i) The two best teams from each qualification group and the two best 3rd placed teams will qualify.

ii) The calculation of the best 3rd teams will follow this order: 1. Average number of points 2. Average goal difference 3. Average scored goals 4. Lottery drawing. *

*Since the number of teams between the qualification groups differ, the group sizes will be equalised by removing the results from the matches against the lowest placed teams in the larger-sized group before comparing the average results.