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Published on Aug 24, 2016
Porto– After an epic final, both the men’s and women’s teams from Finland crowned themselves the newest World University Floorball Champions at the end of the 7th WUC Floorball in Porto.
During both finals, for over 60 minutes the main court was a battlefield of strength and intensity from both sides! The game couldn’t be solved on regular time, Finland and Sweden ended up taking some extra time to decide who would take the title home. With the audience holding their breaths, the Suomi men calmed them down by scoring the golden goal winning by 5-4. Their female counterparts won by 3-2 after penalties!
The battle for the bronze medal in the women’s competition was an incredible game! The Czech and Swiss fought till the very last minute with the Czech winning the bronze after a 5-4 victory. In the men’s competition it was the other way around with Switzerland beating the Czechs by 3-1 and claiming the 3rd place of this tournament.
In the women’s competition, Poland won the 5th place beating Japan 2-0, the latter settling for the 6th place.
Women's Medal Podium
In the men’s tournament, Portugal was a big surprise winning the 7th place. The home team won the last game beating Japan (5-3) achieving three victories at its first participation ever on an international floorball championship. Slovakia won the 5th place beating Spain.
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