Sweden is world champions in floorball for the eighth time in history. That we know, after the incredibly even final against Finland which Sweden won 3-2 (0-2, 2-0, 1-0). Henrik Stenberg became the hero to a Scandinavium in frenzy when he scored 3-2. 12 044 spectators were there to witness the victory.
The talk before the WFC in Gothenburg was whether or not there would be a ”dream final” between Sweden and Finland in Scandinavium. And it was just that. On Sunday, Scandinavium was filled to the last seat and an ear-deafening roar met the players when they stepped out on court.
Sweden beat Finland with 5-2 in the group play, but in the final, it was the Finns who controlled the game at first. Finland had a 2-0 lead after the first period.
But Sweden got their head back in the game in the second period. Just after a minute, captain Johan Samuelsson passed the ball to the defender, and veteran, Mattias Samuelsson, who scored 2-1. And in the end of the second period Robin Nilsberth placed the 2-2 goal behind the Finnish goalkeeper in power play.
The third period was extremely tough, but Sweden could score the winning goal to the cheers of the crowd. 12 044 people, which means Scandinavium was filled to capacity, was there and saw Henrik Stenberg score 3-2 with only one hand on the stick.
This means Sweden has won gold at eight out of ten championships. The victory also means that Sweden is defending their gold medal from WFC2012, where they defeated Finland with 9-5 in the final.
Photo: Per Wiklund.