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|Jamaica have become the latest country to be granted membership to the International Floorball Federation (IFF). The total number of member countries now stands at 54.
The 54 member countries of the IFF are:
Ordinary Members: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Georgia, Great Britain, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Korea Republic, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland & USA
Provisional Members: Argentina, Armenia, Belarus, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Jamaica, Lithuania, Moldova, Mongolia, Philippines, Portugal, Romania, Sierra Leone, Thailand, Turkey & Ukraine
|IFF Rule: No Back Pass to Goalkeeper
From 1 July 2005, it is forbidden to pass the ball to the team's own goalkeeper. Read more about this rule here.
In essence, this shall be considered an offence only if the pass, in the referees' opinion, is intentional. Receiving implies that the goalkeeper touches the ball with either his hands or arms, also even after the goalkeeper has possibly touched or stopped the ball with any other part of the body. A goalkeeper may receive a pass from a player in the same team if the goalkeeper is completely outside his goal crease when he receives the pass, and is thereby considered a field player. If the goalkeeper leaves his goal crease entirely, stops the ball, returns to his goal crease and picks the ball up, this shall not be considered a pass to the goalkeeper.
|wfc to move to december from 2008
The World Floorball Championships will be moved from its usual slot in May to the second week of December from 2008 onwards. With this change, the WFC2008 will now be played in the Czech Republic in December 2008. As part of the change, the annual Under-19 World Floorball Championships will now be held in May from 2008, with the Women's U-19 to be held in Switzerland in May 2008.
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