FIRS Men's Inline Hockey World Championships XIV

Infobox International Inline Hockey Competition
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country = Germany
dates = July 6 - July 12
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The FIRS Men's Inline Hockey World Championships XIV is held in Germany between July 6 and July 12, 2008. It is the 14th such event hosted by the International Roller Sports Federation. Teams representing 17 countries will participate in four pools. The competition will also serve as qualifications for the 2009 competition as well as selection of the five top placing teams for the 2009 World Games.

Participating teams

Group 1

;Pool A
*iih|Czech Republic
*iih|France
*iih|South Korea
*iih|United States;Pool B
*iih|Canada
*iih|Italy
*iih|Spain
*iih|Switzerland

Group 2

;Pool C
*iih|Australia
*iih|China
*iih|Great Britain
*iih|Venezuela;Pool D
*iih|Belgium
*iih|Germany
*iih|Iran
*iih|Mexico
*iih|Netherlands

Rules

For standing purposes, points shall be awarded as follows:
* 2 points for a win
* 1 point for a tie
* No points for a loss

If teams are tied in a standing based on points, the following tie-breakers are applied:1) The most points earned in direct games involving tied teams.2) The best goal differential in direct games involving tied teams.3) The most goal scored in direct games involving tied teams.4) Follow steps 1, 2 and 3 with games involving the highest non-tied team in the same group.5) Repeat step 4 with games involving the second highest non-tied team in the same group.6) Continue this process with all non-tied team games.

Group 1

The top eight inline hockey nations were placed in the following two pools. After playing a round robin, the top three teams in each pool advance to the World Championship while the last team in each pool are relegated to the National Team World Cup.

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Group 2

The remaining inline hockey nations were placed in the following two pools. After playing a round robin, the top team in each pool advance to the World Championship while the rest of the teams in each pool are relegated to the National Team World Cup.

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World Championship

Draw

8TeamBracket-FIRS World Championship
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RD1-seed3=B2
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RD1-seed5=A2
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RD1-seed7=B1
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RD2-seed1=QF1
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RD3-seed1=SF1
RD3-team1="Loser SF1"
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RD3-team2="Loser SF2"
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RD4-seed1=SF1
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Quarterfinals

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emifinals

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Bronze Medal Game

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Gold Medal Game

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5th-8th Placement Round

Draw

4TeamBracket with 3rd-FIRS World Championship
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RD1-team1="Loser WCQF1"
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Qualifying Round

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7th-8th Place Game

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5th-6th Place Game

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National Team World Cup

Draw

8TeamBracket-FIRS World Championship
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RD1-team1="4th Pool A"
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RD1-seed2=D4
RD1-team2="4th Pool D"
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RD1-team3="3rd Pool C"
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RD1-team4="2nd Pool D"
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RD1-seed5=D3
RD1-team5="3rd Pool D"
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RD1-seed6=C2
RD1-team6="2nd Pool C"
RD1-score6=

RD1-seed7=B4
RD1-team7="4th Pool B"
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RD1-seed8=C4
RD1-team8="4th Pool C"
RD1-score8=

RD2-seed1=QF1
RD2-team1="Winner QF1"
RD2-score1=
RD2-seed2=QF3
RD2-team2="Winner QF2"
RD2-score2=

RD2-seed3=QF2
RD2-team3="Winner QF3"
RD2-score3=
RD2-seed4=QF4
RD2-team4="Winner QF4"
RD2-score4=

RD3-seed1=SF1
RD3-team1="Loser SF1"
RD3-score1=
RD3-seed2=SF2
RD3-team2="Loser SF2"
RD3-score2=

RD4-seed1=SF1
RD4-team1="Winner SF1"
RD4-score1=
RD4-seed2=SF2
RD4-team2="Winner SF2"
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Quarterfinals

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emifinals

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Bronze Medal Game

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Gold Medal Game

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Placement Round Robin

coring leaders

List shows the top 10 skaters sorted by points, then goals. If the list exceeds 10 skaters because of a tie in points, all of the tied skaters are left out."GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/- = Plus/Minus; PIM = Penalties In Minutes; POS = Position"

Leading goaltenders

Only the top 5 goaltenders, based on save percentage, who have played over 40% of their team's minutes are included in this list."TOI = Time On Ice (minutes:seconds); SA = Shots Against; GA = Goals Against; GAA = Goals Against Average; Sv% = Save Percentage; SO = Shutouts"


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