InLine qualifier in Bulgaria

Four-team tournament begins in late July

07.07.2009
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ZURICH – Four teams will compete in a qualification tournament to the 2010 IIHF InLine Hockey World Championship. The qualifier will take place July 24-26 in the Bulgarian capital of Sofia.

South Africa and Chinese Taipei were relegated from the Divison I of the 16-team InLine Hockey World Championship and will be replaced by two new teams.

While there are African and Asian-Oceanic qualifications in even years, there’s the Americas and European qualification in odd years.

After Argentina has become the Americas qualifier, four European nations will compete for the last berth in the 2010 IIHF InLine Hockey World Championship in Karlstad, Sweden, June 28 to July 4, 2010.

The qualification will take place this month with Bulgaria, Croatia, Israel and Turkey. The games will be played according to the official IIHF InLine Rule Book with four periods of 12 minutes.

Schedule:

<table><tbody><tr><td>Friday, July 24th, 18:00:</td><td>Croatia - Israel</td></tr><tr><td>Friday, July 24th, 20:00:</td><td>Turkey - Bulgaria</td></tr><tr><td>Saturday, July 25th, 18:00:</td><td>Croatia - Turkey</td></tr><tr><td>Saturday, July 25th, 20:00:</td><td>Bulgaria - Israel</td></tr><tr><td>Sunday, July 26th, 14:00:</td><td>Israel - Turkey</td></tr><tr><td>Sunday, July 26th, 18:00:</td><td>Bulgaria - Croatia</td></tr></tbody></table>


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