WFC 2015 Qualification groups decided – 13.06.2014

The groups for the 2015 Women´s World Floorball Championships qualifications have been decided. There will be a total of 5 groups - one in the Americas, one in Asia-Oceania and three in Europe.

The organisers of the European qualifications will be Latvia (Valmiera), Poland (Poznan) and Slovakia (Nitra). Organisers of the American and AOFC qualifications are still to be decided.

All teams, apart from the host country (Finland), will have to qualify for the Final Round via the qualifications. For Sweden, this will be the first time that they have ever had to participate in any qualification event in any age group. France and New Zealand will be participating in the women´s event for the first-ever time, while Great Britain are making a return after a 14 year absence.  

The qualification groups are composed according to ranking as follows :

AmericasAOFCEUR1 PolandEUR2 LatviaEUR3 Slovakia
USA (16)*Australia (12)Sweden (1)Switzerland (3)Czech Republic (4)
Canada (17)Japan (15)Poland (7)Latvia (6)Norway (5)
 Singapore (20)Germany (8)Denmark (9) Russia (10)
 New Zealand (-)Netherlands (14)Hungary (13)Slovakia (11)
  Estonia (18)Spain (19)Italy (23)
   France (-)**Great Britain (27) 

* Numbers in brackets show the current ranking based on the results from the last two WFC events
** These countries are participating in their first event and will receive a ranking after the WFC.

In Americas 1 team will qualify and in AOFC the top 3 teams will qualify.

In Europe, a total of 11 teams will qualify according to the following:

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

- The the two best 4th placed teams will qualify

The calculation of the best 4th 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.