Monday, July 25, 2011

2011 FIRS Roller Hockey World Cup U-20 has Countries and Schedule

After sometime waiting for the registration of national teams, the final schedule is already announced.
There will be 15 countries disputing the World Cup title, in Barcelos, Portugal:
  1. Angola
  2. Argentina
  3. Austria
  4. Chile
  5. Colombia
  6. England
  7. France
  8. Germany
  9. India
  10. Italy
  11. Portugal
  12. South Africa
  13. Spain
  14. Switzerland
  15. USA

Comparing numbers and also teams presented at the last editions of the Tournament, it's possible to conclude that there were a decreasing of 2 teams from 2009 edition, Uruguay and Netherlands. Furthermore countries like Brazil, Ecuador, Macao, Mexico and New Zealand which played the previous competitions, also will not be in Portugal.

Considering the actual crisis time, it's good to see so many countries, coming from all Continents, but of course that one more country would be excellent to avoid the existence of a group just with 3 countries.

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  1. SUPER!!!! MERCI le FIRS,
    vous avez oublié la Suisse "intentionell" ou dans le Groupe A ils jouont seulment avec l'Espagne et Colombie?

  2. Hi, you have Australia listed in the countries attending but I do not think we are able to field a team. We are not listed on the draw so I am guessing this is just an error?

  3. But it's confirmed by CIRH their presence. Are you from Australia team? Tey were on the last 2009 FIRS World Cup U20 in Italy

  4. I am from Australia, was in the Senior mens team at Dornbirn for last B group competition.

    Roller hockey in Australia is in very bad shape, I do not believe we have enough players in the U20 age group to send a team to this competition. At my club (the strongest club in Australia, with the most registered players) we have only 5 players in the U20 age group, all floor players (no goalkeepers) and only 2 of those 5 play in our senior mens competition.

    There may be other U20 players in Australia, but they are almost certainly not getting enough matches to be prepared to participate in the U20 World Cup.

  5. It is Switzerland in group A instead of Australia

  6. You have reason Fernando. Seems that I made a mistake between Australia and Switzerland. Unhappily there will not be Countries from Oceania in the World Cup. I hope the federation can help more roller hockey in Australia if not will disappear soon...

  7. awesome dudes india will rock it be ware other countries!!!!!!!!!!!