In the WFC, 16 teams are divided to 4 groups. In the group stage each team plays each other once, while the second stage of the event includes play-offs and placement matches.
The two best teams of group A and B go directly to the quarter-final. Teams placed 3rd and 4th in group A and B and the teams placed 1st and 2nd in group C and D make it to the first playoff round (played before the quarter-finals).
The IFF received 33 registrations for the 12th IFF Men´s World Floorball Championships, to be held in December 2018 in Czech Republic. The Chinese Men´s team made their international debut at an IFF event.
In Europe, there were four qualification groups with three event locations - Tallinn (Estonia), Nitra (Slovakia) and Valmiera (Latvia).
The Asia-Oceania qualification was held in Jeju Island, South Korea.
USA & Canada played in the Americas qualification in Toronto, ON, Canada.
The O2 arena is one of the leading facilities in Europe and is the most modern sport arena in the Czech Republic. It already hosted the WFC 2008 and six annuals of the final of Czech elite leagues – the Superfinale. It was opened in 2004 for the ice-hockey championship. It offers high spectator‘s comfort, modern technologies and interactive entertainment.
Arena Sparta - Podvinný Mlýn
The Arena Sparta - Podvinný Mlýn is multifunctional sports arena suitable for organizing any type of sport events. Floorball events, such as Czech Open, Euro Floorball Tour or matches of Czech elite league, are regularly organized there.