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Floorball: Sweden sweep university c'ships titles, S'pore women fourth

Published on Jun 22, 2014 8:23 PM

The biennial World University Floorball Championships ended on Sunday with Sweden taking both the men's and women's titles at the OCBC Arena in front of a crowd of 2,438.

The Swedish men reclaimed their title after finishing third in the 2012 edition of the event, defeating Switzerland 6-2 in a match that was dominated by them throughout.

The women's final proved to be a closer contest, with Finland coming back from 0-3 down inside seven minutes to hold Sweden to a 7-7 draw, before losing the match on penalties (0-2) after both sides failed to score in the 10 minutes of sudden death.

Elina Kujala, the Finnish women's team captain, said: "We were too passive and did not have a good start, but we woke up afterwards and played more aggressively. I am proud of the team."

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