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Women´s WFCQ 2017 EUR Match Schedules – 22.09.2016

The match schedules for the Women´s WFC 2017 European Qualifications have been released. In Europe, there will be twenty teams split into four qualification groups played in two event locations from 1st - 5th February. EUR 1 & EUR 4 will play in Madrid, Spain, while EUR 2 & EUR 3 will be hosted by Celano, Italy.

In Europe, a total of 10 teams will qualify according to the following: 

- The two best teams from each qualification group will qualify; and
- The the two best 3rd placed teams will qualify

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

For the match schedules & more information on each of the qualification events, visit the IFF event pages:

EUR1 & 4 - Madrid, Spain
EUR2 & 3 - Celano, Italy

 

A new record of 31 teams registered for WFC 2017. Four countries will make their debut at this level - Ukraine, Iran, Thailand & China. For Ukraine, Iran and China this will be the first-ever international appearance for their women´s team, while Thailand will be hoping to follow up from their strong international start at the 2015 SEA Games, where they finished second to Singapore. Slovenia, Austria & Korea are all returning after a break from competing at this level.

All teams, apart from the host country (Slovakia), will have to qualify for the Final Round via the qualifications. After being exempt from the qualifications in 2015 due to their hosting of the final event, this will be the first time that the Finnish women´s team have ever participated in a qualification round for WFC.  

Other regional qualifications will be held in Asia-Oceania (New Zealand) and the Americas (host to be confirmed). Schedules for these will be released at a later date.

The 11th Women´s WFC 2017 will be held in Bratislava, Slovakia from 1st-9th December 2017.

 

Qualification Groups

The qualification groups are as follows:

 

EUR1EUR4AMERICAS
Sweden (1)*Czech Republic (4)Canada (16)
Norway (8)Latvia (5)USA (17)
Denmark (10)Hungary (15)
Slovenia (24)Spain (19)
France (25)Ukraine (-)
EUR2 ItalyEUR3AOFC
Finland (2)Switzerland (3)Australia (12)
Poland (7)Germany (6)Japan (13)
Russia (11)Netherlands (14)Singapore (18)
Italy (22)Estonia (20)Korea (21)
Great Britain (26)Austria (27)New Zealand (23)
Thailand (-)
     Iran (-)
      China (-)

*Numbers in brackets show the current ranking based on the results from the last two WFC events. Countries with no ranking are participating in their first WFC and will receive a ranking after the event.

 

Qualification System

In Americas 1 team will qualify.

In AOFC the top 4 teams will qualify.

In Europe, a total of 10 teams will qualify according to the following:

- The two best teams from each qualification group will qualify; and

- The the two best 3rd placed teams will qualify

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