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2009 FIB WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MEN

Eskilstuna, Solna, Stockholm, Uppsala and Västerås, Sweden, 18-25 January


 


Group A and Group B were played simultaneously and in the same place, but Group B started three days later. The 4 top teams in Group A played the semi finals. The team on place 6 in Group A played the team on first place in Group B as qualifying game for Group A in 2010. The tournament was held in the Swedish cities Eskilstuna, Solna, Stockholm, Uppsala and Västerås.

Sweden defeated Russia 6-1 in the final game and captured for the ninth time the World Championship title. Finland won the bronze medals by beating Kazakhstan 7-5. Norway finished on fifth place and Belarus as the last team played the winner of Group B, USA, in the decisive game Group A next year. Belarus beat USA in that qualifying game.


1 SWEDEN         

Andreas Bergwall, Olov Englund, Per Hellmyrs, Andreas Westh, Daniel Berlin, Marcus Bergwall, Stefan Erixon, Anders Östling, Daniel Välitalo, Joakim Hedqvist, Daniel Jonsson, Daniel Mossberg, Jonas Edling, Patrik Nilsson, Anders Svensson, Christoffer Edlund, Johan Andersson, Anders Jakobsson (Head coach)

2 RUSSIA          

Sergei Morozov, Pavel Bulatov, Andrei Zolotarev, Mikhail Svechnikov, Sergei Lomanov, Alexander Tiukavin, Sergei Obuhov, Pavel Ryazantsev, Dmitri Saveliev, Alexander Kim, Denis Krushenkov, Yuri Pogrebnoi, Sergei Shaburov, Ivan Maximov, Dmitri Starikov, Yuri Vikulin, Kirill Hvalko, Yevgeny Ivanushkin, Vladimir Janko (Head coach)

3 FINLAND

Pasi Hiekkanen, Petteri Lampinen, Kimmo Huotelin, Pekka Hiltunen, Timo Arjanko, Rolf Larsson, Samuli Niskanen, Igor Zolotarev, Mikko Aarni, Mika Mutikainen, Rasmus Lindqvist, Markus Kumpuoja, Mikko Lukkarila, Antti Ekman, Juho Liukkonen, Sami Harjuoja, Ville Aaltonen, Kimmo Kyllönen, Sami Laakkonen, Janne Hauska.


                               BEST GOAL SCORERS GROUP A                                        

14 goals
Yevgeny Ivanushkin, Russia and Joakim Hedqvist, Sweden
13 goals
Pavel Ryazantsev, Russia, Patrik Nilsson, Sweden and Sami Laakkonen, Finland
12 goals
Sergei Obuhov, Russia
9 goals
Sergei Lomanov, Russia and Vyatcheslav Bronnikov, Kazakhstan
7 goals
Ivan Maksimov and Mikhail Svechnikov, Russia and Rasmus Lindqvist, Finland


Joakim Hedqvist Photo: IFK Vänersborg

BEST PLAYERS

Goal keeper
Andreas Bergwall, Sweden

Defender
Olov Englund, Sweden

Midfielder
Mikhail Sveshnikov, Russia

Forward
Joakim Hedqvist, Sweden