The Swedish Hockey Association, Svenska Landhockeyförbundet, are delighted to announce that an invitation from the International Hockey Federation (FIH) to participate in the Indoor World Cup 2015 in Leipzig, Germany, has been accepted. This will be the first time a Swedish national team participates in a Hockey World Cup and follows a long campaign by the Swedish men’s national team. Starting in the third tier of the EuroHockey Indoor Nations (Challenge), in 2006, the team was promoted to the second tier (Trophy) after the 2008 competition and participated in the EuroHockey Indoor Championship (top tier) for the first time in 2014.

Jan-Olof Rydin, vice-president of the Swedish Hockey Association, on the historic news: “I’d like to thank and congratulate the players and coaches who have made this unique opportunity possible through years of hard work and dedication for their sport. The team have already started their preparations and they will shortly be joined by hockey enthusiasts from around the country who will support and cheer their team along every step of the way”.

To follow the Swedish men’s national team on the road to Leipzig, follow the team (@Herrlandslaget) on Twitter, like our Facebook page (Landhockey.nu), follow us on Instagram or visit the federation’s website at http://landhockey.nu

Source: SLHF.SE

Photograph: EHF/ Norbert Gruner

Caption: Sweden at the the 2014 EuroHockey Indoor Championship