Norway's Mia Osterbo Nilsen Suspended for Stick Incident at Women's U19 WFC

Norwegian player Mia Osterbo Nilsen was suspended for one match after making direct contact with her stick to the German goalkeeper's head. Despite the incident, Norway won the match 4-3 in a penalty shootout, advancing to the 7th place game.

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Norway's Mia Osterbo Nilsen Suspended for Stick Incident at Women's U19 WFC

Norway's Mia Osterbo Nilsen Suspended for Stick Incident at Women's U19 WFC

On May 12, 2024, the Event Disciplinary Function (EDF) of the Women's U19 World Floorball Championships 2024 suspended Norwegian player Mia Osterbo Nilsen for one match following an incident in the Norway-Germany match. The 21-year-old made direct contact with her stick to the head of the German goalkeeper at 29:56 in the closely contested play-off game.

Although the referees did not penalize the incident during the match, it was reported to the EDF by both the U19 WFC Referee Management and Jury for review. The EDF cited the seriousness of the offense and the potential for serious injury to the opponent player as reasons for the one-match suspension.

The incident falls under Rule 614:3 of the Rules of the Game 2022, which states that a player guilty of violent physical play shall be penalized. According to Rule 613:2, a match penalty shall lead to suspension for the rest of the match and from the following match in the same competition, with possible further punishment according to the conditions and routines set by the administrating authority.

The EDF will refer the incident to the International Floorball Federation (IFF) Disciplinary Committee for further review and possible additional punishment. Norway ultimately won the match 4-3 in a penalty shootout, with Filippa Harnlund and Sol Julia Johansen succeeding in the shootout to secure the spot for the 7th place game.

The Women's U19 World Floorball Championships 2024 are currently taking place in Lahti, Sweden. The tournament features teams from around the world competing for the title of world champion in the under-19 age category. Norway's victory over Germany, despite Nilsen's suspension, advances them to the 7th place match as the competition continues.

Key Takeaways

  • Norway's Mia Osterbo Nilsen suspended 1 match for stick contact to German goalkeeper's head.
  • Incident occurred in Norway-Germany match at Women's U19 World Floorball Championships 2024.
  • EDF cited seriousness of offense and potential for serious injury as reasons for suspension.
  • Norway won match 4-3 in penalty shootout, advancing to 7th place game.
  • Incident referred to IFF Disciplinary Committee for further review and possible additional punishment.