2012 Bandy World Championship

The 2012 Bandy World Championship was an edition of the top annual event in international bandy, held between January 29 and February 5, 2012, in Almaty, Kazakhstan. 14 countries participated in the 2012 championships: Finland, Kazakhstan, Norway, Russia, Sweden, the United States (group A), Belarus, Canada, Hungary, Latvia, and the Netherlands (group B), and Estonia, Japan, and Kyrgyzstan (group C).[2] Group C was introduced, and 14 teams made the record number for Bandy World Championships. The qualifiers match between the team in the last place in Group A and the first team in Group B was not played. The United States, who finished sixth in Group A, in 2013 will play in group B, and Belarus, the winner of Group B, will play in 2013 in Group A. Estonia, the winner of Group C, will play in Group B in 2013. The team relegated to Group C was not the last of Group B, but Mongolia, because they withdrew late from the tournament.

2012 Bandy World Championship
BWC 2012 Logo.png
Tournament details
Host country Kazakhstan
Teams14
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg Sweden
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg Russia
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg Kazakhstan
Fourth place Finland
Tournament statistics
Scoring leader(s)Yevgeny Ivanushkin[1]
(12 goals)
2011
2013

Sweden, which were the 2010 champion but in 2011 only finished third, became the champion again. Russia, the defending champion, lost to Sweden in the finals. Kazakhstan took the bronze medal, for the third time in their history.

The semifinal match between Kazakhstan and Sweden, which Sweden won on penalties, ended in a controversy, since the Swedish player Daniel Mossberg was not listed in the paperwork submitted by Sweden before the match. Kazakhstan filed a protest. As the result, Sweden were fined, but the result was kept, and Sweden went on to the finals against Russia.[3]


SquadsEdit

Group AEdit

Preliminary roundEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts
  Russia 5 5 0 0 54 16 10
  Sweden 5 4 0 1 49 7 8
  Kazakhstan 5 3 0 2 40 25 6
  Finland 5 2 0 3 22 30 4
  Norway 5 1 0 4 10 47 2
  United States 5 0 0 5 10 60 0
29 January 2012
  Sweden 12–0   Finland
  Russia 19–3   United States
  Kazakhstan 10–1   Norway
30 January 2012
  Russia 5–4   Finland
  Sweden 11–0   Norway
  Kazakhstan 13–3   United States
31 January 2012
  Finland 7–1   United States
  Russia 16–1   Norway
  Kazakhstan 1–9   Sweden
1 February 2012
  Finland 7–2   Norway
  Sweden 15–0   United States
  Kazakhstan 6–8   Russia
2 February 2012
  Norway 6–3   United States
  Kazakhstan 10–4   Finland
  Russia 6–2   Sweden

Knockout phaseEdit

 
The final match between Russia (pictured) and Sweden.
 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
4 February - Almaty
 
 
  Russia6
 
5 February - Almaty
 
  Finland4
 
  Russia4
 
4 February - Almaty
 
  Sweden5
 
  Kazakhstan4 (5)
 
 
  Sweden4 (6)
 
Third place
 
 
5 February - Almaty
 
 
  Kazakhstan10
 
 
  Finland5

Semi-finalsEdit

4 February 2012
  Russia 6–4   Finland
  Kazakhstan 4–4
(5–6)
  Sweden

Match for third placeEdit

5 February 2012
  Kazakhstan 10–5   Finland

FinalEdit

5 February 2012
  Russia 4–5   Sweden

Group BEdit

 
Canada

Preliminary roundEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts
  Belarus 4 4 0 0 43 10 8
  Canada 4 3 0 1 35 10 6
  Hungary 4 2 0 2 15 27 4
  Netherlands 4 1 0 3 10 23 2
  Latvia 4 0 0 4 9 42 0
30 January 2012
  Netherlands 6–2   Latvia
  Belarus 13–5   Hungary
31 January 2012
  Hungary 4–2   Latvia
  Canada 11–1   Netherlands
1 February 2012
  Canada 11–1   Hungary
  Belarus 19–3   Latvia
2 February 2012
  Belarus 6–0   Canada
  Hungary 5–1   Netherlands
3 February 2012
  Belarus 5–2   Netherlands
  Canada 13–2   Latvia

Final tourEdit

Match for fourth placeEdit

4 February 2012
  Latvia 2–1   Netherlands

Match for second placeEdit

4 February 2012
  Canada 9–2   Hungary

Group CEdit

 
Japan and Kyrgyzstan

Preliminary roundEdit

Note - Matches were of 60 minutes duration rather than the standard 90 minutes in Groups A and B.'

Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts
  Estonia 4 3 1 0 33 5 7
  Japan 4 2 1 1 25 8 5
  Kyrgyzstan 4 0 0 3 1 46 0
30 January 2012
  Estonia 6–2   Japan
  Estonia 13–0   Kyrgyzstan
31 January 2012
  Japan 13–0   Kyrgyzstan
  Estonia 12–1   Kyrgyzstan
1 February 2012
  Estonia 2–2   Japan
  Japan 8–0   Kyrgyzstan

Final tourEdit

Match for second placeEdit

4 February 2012
  Japan 4–0   Kyrgyzstan

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-02-13. Retrieved 2015-04-06.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "World Bandy Championship 2012 in Almaty". World Bandy Championship Organizers. Archived from the original on 24 January 2012. Retrieved 5 February 2012.
  3. ^ Бенди. Чемпионат Мира. Матч за третье место. Казахстан - Финляндия - 10:5. Бронза в третий раз (in Russian). Sport Live. Archived from the original on 19 July 2012. Retrieved 6 February 2012.