FIB ANNUAL CONGRESS 2020
TO FIB MEMBER NATIONAL FEDERATIONS
Federation of lnternational Bandy will have it’s Annual Congress during World Championship for Men, A-group, in lrkutsk, Russia. World Championship for Men, A-Group, will be held during March 29 – April 05, 2020. The Annual Congress will be on Thursday, April 02, 2020 in lrkutsk. The Due Call will be sent out 30 days before Congress and include place, time, Agenda and Enclosures.
TIME TO APPLY FOR ACCREDITATION!
Journalists and photographers who wants to cover the World Championships for Men in Irkutsk has to apply for accreditation. You can do that via this link to the organizers in Irkutsk. NOTE – Apply for accreditations for Group B are accepted until February 14 and for Group A until March 13.
China withdraws from both World Championships!
China’s Bandy Federation has now announced that both the Chinese teams, men and women, will withdraw from the Bandy World Championships. The Chinese teams would have played in the World Championships in Oslo for women, February 19-22, and for men in Irkutsk March 1-6. The Chinese Bandy Federation has made the decision due to the corona virus outbreak in China and China’s consideration of other participating teams in both tournaments.
Game schedules ready for WCS Men
Now the game schedules are ready for the World Championships for Men group A and B. Group B plays in different arenas in the Irkutsk region March 1-6. Group A plays in the new “Ice Palace Baikal” in Irkutsk March 29-April 5.
RUSSIA Y19 WORLD CHAMPION AFTER GOLDEN GOAL DRAMA!
Russia became World Champion in Y19 Boys at the tournament in Helsinki January 24-26 after great drama!
Russia took the lead with 2-0 in the first half after Sweden missed a penalty shot. In the second half, Sweden forced to catch up. Reduced to 1-2 in the 10th minute and made the second goal with only 2 minutes remaining. The game ended 2-2! Extension had to decide the match and after 4 minutes into extra time Roman Darkovsky was able to decide the match on a penalty shot and thus Russia was the world champion.
Finland finished third in the tournament after winning the bronze match 1-0 against Norway.
The goals in the final:
0-1 (21) Dmitry Kuraev
0-2 (25) Roman Darkovsky
1-2 (40) Edvin Isaksson
2-2 (58) Isac Karlsson
2-3 (64) Golden Goal for Russia on penalty shot by Roman Darkovsky
FINLAND WON 3-NATIONS TOURNAMENT!
Finland made a strong performance and surprised a great deal in the 3-nation tournament! Finland beat Sweden (3-2) and played draw with Russia (3-3). Finland won the tournament to win the penalty shootout against Russia after the draw. The victory in the tournament has certainly given Finland a strong confidence. Now we can look forward to a very interesting tournament in the World Championship in Irkutsk March 29-April 5. Both Russia and Sweden have the revenge to demand on Finland and especially Sweden needs to become more powerful to threaten Russia and Finland.
The goals in the decisive game
1-0 (15) Eetu Peuhkuri
1-1 (24) Alan Dzhuoev
2-1 (60) Jimi Heinonen
2-2 (71) Nikita Ivanov
3-2 (74) Niklas Holopainen
3-3 (79) Dmitry Makarov
The goals in penalty shootout
0-1 Egeny Dergaev
0-2 Alan Dzhuoev
1-2 Niklas Holopainen
2-2 Tuomas Määttä
3-2 Teemu Määttä
3-3 Nikita Ivanov
4-3 Jaakko Hyvönen
Teams ready for 3 nations tournament!
The teams are now ready for the 3 nations tournament in Finland. The games will be played in Porvoo and Lappeenranta, January 24-26.
Friday Night in Porvoo
First, the Bandy caravan will stop in Porvoo. Veiterä. Match between Finland and Sweden will take place on Friday, January 24, at 19:00 (UTC +2) at Pallokenttä Arena in Porvoo.
Weekend in Lappeenranta
The tournament will continue in Lappeenranta on Saturday, January 25. Russia will meet Sweden at Kisapuisto Arena, at 13:00 (UTC +2). Finland will meet Russia on Sunday at 13:00 (UTC+2).
2020 WCS Y19 IN HELSINKI COMING SOON!
The game schedule for World Championship Y19 is now ready. Five national teams will participate; Finland, Norway, Russia, Sweden and Ukraine. The tournament is held in Helsinki, the capital of Finland January 24-26.
GAME SCHEDULE READY FOR 3 NATIONS TOURNAMENT
The game schedule for the 3 nations tournament in Porvoo and Lappeenranta i Finland is ready. The tournament will take place on Friday-Sunday, January 24-26. Three participating teams will make three games between Finland, Russia and Sweden. Russia won the last tournament in December with 4 nations. Russia won all three games and ended up as winner. Finland was second, Sweden was third and Norway fourth team.
GAME SCHEDULE READY FOR WCS WOMEN!
The games schedule for this championship is now ready. As much as 9 participating teams will play in the World Championship for women!
The Norwegian Bandy Federation aims to create a new level of the women’s championship at this event, which opens the mark of the Norwegian Bandy Association’s 100th anniversary in 2020. The goal is to reach the “master’s level” in terms of visibility, as well as having the opportunity to influence the international bandy environment to take the women bandy really seriously for the joint development of “the world’s fastest team sport”.