5th World University Floorball Championship Countdown has started
The 5th edition of the FISU World University Floorball Championship will face-off on May 23rd in Prague, Czech Republic when eight Men teams and four Women teams will play until May 27th for the WUFC gold.
In less than a week, a fierce competition will start among the best university floorball teams in the world. The championship has attracted the best student floorball teams to the heart of Europe, where they will compete in the FISU World University Floorball Championship from May 23rd until May 27th, and will try to win a prestigious victory for their countries.
Prague is the first capital city to organise the university championship in this rapidly developing sport. This will also be the largest championship so far in terms of participants. The tournament has never before attracted as many as twelve teams. There will be eight teams in the men’s competition (AUT, BEL, CZE, FIN, JPN, SUI, SVK, SWE) and four in the women’s category (CZE, FIN, SUI, SWE).
Floorball fans who will find their way to the games certainly have something to look forward to. For the first time, the four strongest floorball countries in the world will meet in both categories in this competition. Sweden, Finland, Switzerland and, of course, host Czech Republic will be fielding men’s and women’s teams. The Czech team will be led in the competition by Radim Cepek and by long-term national team trainer Zdeněk Skružný. Markéta Šteglová and Michalem Jedlička will be attempting to get a winning performance out of the women, who will be defending a silver medal from the previous championship.
Most of the games in the women’s tournament will be played in the Tatran sports hall in Prague, and the men will play most of their group games in the Sparta sports hall at Letna. During the weekend, attention will turn to the Sparta sports hall, where all four semi-finals will be played on Saturday, and also the finals on Sunday. Plenty of spectators and a good atmosphere are anticipated, since the organizers have decided to make the group games admissions free-of-charge. At the play-off games, floorball fans will be asked to make only a symbolic payment.
The 2012 WUC Floorball tournament results can be followed from the IFF WUFC 2012 web page and the FISU website at www.fisu.net . There is also plenty of tournament and host city information on the official WUFC web page at http://wufc2012.com/en/.