Defending champions Sweden will seek to win the Women's World Floorball Championships, which are due to start tomorrow, on the home soil of Uppsala ©IFF

Having won the Women’s World Floorball Championships on the last seven occasions, Sweden are hoping to extend their winning run on home ground in the 13th edition due to get underway in Uppsala tomorrow.

The hosts, winners of this title on nine occasions in total, are in Group B in the preliminary round along with third seeds Finland, who have the second most titles, having won in 1999 and 2001.

Second seeds Switzerland are in Group A along with fourth seeds Czech Republic.

Matches are scheduled to be played at IFU Arena A and B, with Arena A taking over as sole host once the knock-out phase starts next Wednesday (December 1), with medal matches due to take place on December 5.

Sweden will be relying on the forward power of top scorer Ellen Rasmussen and the defensive capabilities of Ida Sundberg.

Switzerland will feature noted attacker Corin Ruttiman, who has a reputation for being highly effective in tight spaces.

Finland will be hoping to emulate the achievement of its women’s under-19 team in September, when they won their age group title with victory over the Swedish hosts in Uppsala.

The Swedes had beaten them in six previous finals.