Thursday, January 9, 2014

The Name of the Game World Cup

Today the Name of the Game World Cup Floorball Final was played by team IBK Engdahl on home turf against team Eriksson FC. This is a new Cup Final and the audience have for a long time been looking forward to this game between the champs of the champs.
The game was played at the Innebandymagazinet arena in Sweden and gave IBK Engdahl a slight advantage since most of the framing and reports from this game came in Swedish only - this was definitely a play on IBK Engdahl's home turf. Yes, We do acknowledge that Team IBK Engdahl handed out a few business cards in English before the game. This did however not upset seem or affect the Eriksson FC team at all. This team had a large section of supporters that showed Eriksson FC colors and did the wave throughout the game. So the support for the visiting team was very very good.

As you all know this is a game that is all about money. But the money will not be available until the honor award has been won. The honor award is about the Name of the Game trophy - that must be won first.
This Trophy comes in two colors - either the Innebandy color or the Floorball color and the winner the Trophy to be picked.

IBK Engdahl is without doubt the best team in the world as it comes to the old school Innebandy strategic ideas of the game. Whereas Eriksson FC use the more modern and recently developed Floorball tactics that base the teams play on a much more modern and offensive note as compared to IBK Engdahl that rely more on defensive team use and superior goalie plays.

The team reports in it's full glory are available unfortunately o n l y in Swedish - but use the Internet and some translations services and you should get a good idea about how the teams played - here you find the in depth game reports in native tounge:
Team IBK Engdahl -
Eriksson FC -

Floorballcentral's short Game summary;
FC Eriksson took early on the play with offensive strikes and a strong initiative as expected. Perhaps not with as many shots on the net as possible but the offence worked well. IBK Engdahl proved very fast why they play as well as they do and the defense was solid for the first part of the first half of the game. FC Eriksson was able to score first but the two teams followed each other very close in terms of scoring. After the first period the score was 4-4
It is first in the second period after two beautiful goals by both teams that IBK Engdahl show some hesitant moves in their own defensive area, We saw some defenders in IBK Engdahl trying to play things safe - but to be honest it did not look very safe at all and the referee was not calling these hesitant moves. Suddenly FC Eriksson got the ball and scored twice.  Bom Bom right up in the top shelf. Second Period ends with a 8-6 lead to FC Eriksson.
The third period becomes boring since the flavor of the game is gone and not too many shots are taken. But both team score twice. So the historic game result in the first game in the Name of the Game World Cup is won by FC Eriksson - that now has a small upper hand advantage over IBK Engdahl.

This was the first match in a series of games - and we here already look forward to the next game in this wonderful and exciting Floorball Trophy.

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