Floorball is a team sport. Each side consists of five field players and a goalkeeper whose task is to prevent the ball from making it into the team’s goal. The floorball field is a rectangle of 40 × 20m surrounded by a 50-centimeter-high board with rounded corners. A player can control the ball only with a stick whose end is shaped like a blade and they are not allowed to use their hands, shoulders, or head. Only once may a player use other parts of body (they must use the blade before they touch the ball with their body the next time). This way a player may be privileged while catching a high ball on his or her chest or receiving it with a foot from a player from their team. (However, it is forbidden to take both feet off the ground.) They are not allowed to use a leg for a shot at goal or a pass. The effective game time is 3×20 minutes. The game is played with a plastic ball, 72 millimeters in diameter and weighing not more than 23 grams. It may also have as many as 26 holes. World championships are held by the International Floorball Federation (IFF) and they take place every two years (alternating years for men and women). The European Cup is the second most prestigious club competition in the world and the teams participating in it are those from the countries whose federations are ranked 4th and below by the IFF.
TWG 2017 Discipline