The IFF Central Board (CB) has taken the decision to cancel all of the upcoming qualification events for the Women’s World Floorball Championships 2021. The five regional events were scheduled to be played in May – June, however, the Covid-19 pandemic continues to make the situation for preparation and travel very difficult in most countries.
John Liljelund, IFF Secretary General, says that the matter has been carefully discussed within the IFF office as well as now the RACC:
– It is maybe, at this time, more important that all the resources and efforts of the IFF member associations are being directed towards a return back to floorball within their own communities, instead of the qualifications.
According to a previous decision of the IFF Central Board, in the event of qualifications not being played, the qualifying teams for the final round will be based on current rankings and the regional quotas according to the qualification system. This means that the Women’s WFC 2021 will have the following teams:
|Group A/B||Group C/D|
|Sweden (1)*||Norway (9)|
|Switzerland (2)||Denmark (10)|
|Finland (3)||Estonia (11)|
|Czech Republic (4)||Australia (12)|
|Slovakia (5)||Japan (13)|
|Poland (6)||Singapore (14)|
|Latvia (7)||USA (16)|
|Germany (8)||Russia (17)|
A date for the ballot of the final groups has not yet been set. More information on that will follow in the coming weeks.