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2011 FIB WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MEN

Kazan, Russia, 23-30 January


 


This years World Championship was held in Kazan, Russia. Finland, Sweden, Russia, Kazakhstan, Norway and USA played a single series in Group A, with the top four qualifying for the semi finals.

Group B includes Belarus, Canada, Netherlands, Hungary and Latvia. The last team of Group A will play the winner of Group B in a qualifying game for the next years Group A. 

Russia lost to Finland for the first time at home, and as a result, Russia and Sweden already met in the semi final. Russia became champion after defeating Sweden in the semi final and Finland in the final.


1 RUSSIA         

Roman Geizel, Kirill Hvalko, Sergei Lomanov, Alexander TIukavin, Alexei Dorovskih, Pavel Ryazantsev, Dmitri Saveliev, Pyotr Zaharov, Yuri Pogrebnoi, Sergei Shaburov, Maxim Chermnyh, Ivan Maksimov, Igor Larionov, Vasily Arpukhin, Yuri Vikulin, Vasaly Granovsky, Pavel Bulatov, Mikhail Svechnikov, Yevgeny Ivanushkin

2 FINLAND         

Marko Herajärvi, Pertti Virtanen, Petteri Lampinen, Ilari Moisala, Pekka Hiltunen, Mika Jussila, Rolf Larsson, Tomi Hauska, Igor Zolotarev, Mikko Rytkönen, Mikko Aarni, Jarmo Mällinen, Mikko Lukkarila, Antti Ekman, Juho Liukkonen, Ville Aaltonen, Sami Laakkonen

3 SWEDEN

Andreas Bergwall, Anders Svensson, Olov Englund, Andreas Westh, Daniel Berlin, Robin Sundin, Hans Andersson, Stefan Erixon, David Karlsson Linus Pettersson, Daniel Mossberg, Jonas Edling, Patrik Nilsson, Christoffer Edlund, Daniel Jonsson, Daniel Välitalo, Daniel Andersson, Johan Esplund


BEST GOAL SCORERS GROUP A

Christoffer Edlund, Sweden                                

16 goals
Christoffer Edlund, Sweden
13 goals
Sergei Lomanov, Russia
9 goals
Igor Larionov, Russia
8 goals
Pavel Ryazantsev, Russia and Sami Laakkonen, Finland
7 goals
Daniel Andersson, Sweden, Vyacheslav Bronnikov, Kazakhstan, Jonas Edling, David Karlsson and Daniel Mossberg, Sweden and Mikko Rytkönen, Finland
6 goals
Mikko Lukkarila, Finland


BEST GOAL SCORERS GROUP B

20 goals
Eugene Opitov, Canada

17 goals
Sergei Chernetsky, Belarus

12 goals
Brendan Ellement, Canada and Alexander Koslov, Belarus

11 goals
Eugene Hvalko, Belarus

8 goals
Jonathan Brett, Canada

6 goals
Ronnie Polgar and András Kordis, Hungary


BEST PLAYERS

Goal keeper
Markko Herajärvi, Finland

Defender
Andreas Westh, Sweden

Midfielder
Alexander Tiukavin, Russia

Forward
Sergei Lomanov, Russia

Most Valuable Player
Mikhail Sveshnikov, Russia