The group ballot draw for the Junior World Championship, that will take place in late April/beginning of May next year in Brno, has already been scheduled. The draw will proceed on 16. December at 17 CET at Brno’s City Hall and will be streamed with the possibility of watching online.
Currently, 12 teams have secured the participation in the junior WFC while 4 still remain to be determined. Japan, New Zealand and Australia advanced to the tournament directly due to the cancellation of the AOFC qualification. As for now, there are still three places from the European and one from the American qualifying group to be filled. For this reason, the four teams will be drawn not specifically, but only according to the final positions in the qualifying groups. The remaining qualifications will take place after the group ballot draw.
In the European qualification, Slovenia, Russia, Poland, Estonia, Hungary, Austria, the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Italy, France and the United Kingdom will play for the opportunity to participate in the Junior World Floorball Championships. The last place will then traditionally be decided between the United States and Canada.
The teams that have already secured their place to play in Brno are the following: the Czech Republic, Sweden, Finland, Switzerland, Latvia, Slovakia, Denmark, Germany, Norway and the already mentioned Japan, New Zealand and Australia.