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FIB 2024 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOYS 17

The tournament was held in Mikkeli, Finland Friday-Sunday, January 19-21. Norway, Sweden and Finland participated and fought for the medals in this World Championship tournament.


FINLAND WORLD CHAMPION!

Won the exciting final against Sweden on Golden Goal after 3 minutes extra time.
Scorer Oskari Kokko!

THE GOALS IN THE FINAL
1-0 (10) Alfons Altersved, 1-1 (81) Niilo Puhakainen. Golden goal 1-2 (93) Oskari Kokko

No doubt in Mikkeli what team won the final!


Norway-Finland Friday


ALL STAR TEAM

Goalkeeper
Iivo Korhonen – Finland
Defenders
Olav Heyerdal – Norway, Isak Åkerblad – Sweden, Vilgot Lindh – Sweden,
Paavo Tapio – Finland and Jesper Pettersson – Sweden
Midfielders
Simo Huotelin – Finland, Alex Gustavsson – Sweden and Lukas Mattsson – Sweden
Forwards
Ludvig Tejmark – Sweden and Oskari Kokko – Finland
Best player of each team
Finland – Simo Huotelin, Norway – Olov Heyerdal and Sweden – Ludvig Tejmark

Top Scorer
Ludvig Tejmark – Sweden – 5 goals
Most Valuable Player 
Simo Huotelin – Finland



ALL TEAM SQUADS

 


2023 – Sweden is reigning World Champion since the winning final against Finland 5-2 in the Gothenburg, Sweden, tournament.

2022 – The tournament in Kemerovo, Russia was postponed because of the Russian war in Ukraine.

2021 – The tournament was cancelled due to the pandemic.

2020 – Russia defended it’s Champion titel by a victory in the final against Sweden 7-2. This tournament was played in Lidköping, Sweden.

2019 – Russia won the World Championship in Arkhangelsk, Russia by beating Sweden 4-1 in the final.


THIS IS MIKKELI
Mikkeli is located on Lake Saimaa in Finland in the Etelä-Savo region in what used to be the province of Eastern Finland. It has a population of 51,972 (September 2023) and of that 34,000 in the town itself. Together with Savonlinna, it is one of the largest towns in the South Savonia region.

Mikkeli was the site for the headquarters of the Finnish armed forces during World War II. The centre of Mikkeli is located on a low rise, near the shore of a bay of Lake Saimaa. Small lakes is in and around the town. The lakes of the eastern parts of the town belong to the water system of River Vuoksi and in the west it reaches Lake Puula that belongs to the water system of River Kymijoki.

Mikkeli Town Hall

The city of Mikkeli is the 18th most populous municipality in Finland. The Mikkeli region has a population of 68,319. In Mikkeli, 4.6% of the population has a foreign background, which is below the national average.

A central campus of South-Eastern Finland University of applied Sciences is located in Mikkeli and is a major employer in the city. Its history dates back to 1965, when Mikkeli was selected as the site for a new higher education college specializing in professional, engineering and vocational studies. Several other universities also have operations in Mikkeli such as The Mikkeli University Consortium, Aalto University, University of Eastern Finland and Lappeenranta University of Technology.

Mikkeli is also the home to the Finnish Elite team Kampparit. In 2012 the team won it’s first Finnish Championship.

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