Sweden beat Finland 6-4 in the Men's World Floorball Championship ©Getty Images

Sweden have been crowned as the Men's World Floorball champions after beating Finland 6-4 in the gold medal match in Helsinki.

A total of 12,508 fans piled into the Hartwell Arena in the Finnish capital.

Justus Kainulainen and Eemeli Salin fired the hosts into a quick 2-0 lead before the Swedes then scored four unanswered goals to take control going into the third and final period.

Kainulainen then scored twice to complete his hat-trick, but Tobias Gustafsson and Hampus Ahren put the nail in the coffin with a pair of strikes in the 59th and 60th minute.

It is the first time that Sweden has won the Men's Floorball World Championship since 2014.

The country has made it to the final in the two previous tournaments but lost to Finland on both occasions.

It is the ninth overall title for Sweden.

In the bronze-medal match, the Czech Republic beat Switzerland 4-3 with an overtime winner from Filip Langer in a stunning comeback.

Both teams started cautiously in order to avoid any early mistakes.

After 12 minutes, Josef Rýpar broke the deadlock with an unstoppable shot from close range, before Christoph Camenish equalised soon after, followed by an attacking onslaught from the two teams with both goalkeepers making six saves during the first period.

An own goal gave Switzerland a 2-1 lead in the only action of the second period.

In the third, Jan Bürki added a third for the Swiss before Matěj Havlas and Marek Beneš drew the Czechs level.

Langer then booked the Czech Republic's place into the 2022 World Games in Birmingham with the deciding finish in overtime.

The International Floorball Federation (IFF) Extraordinary General Assembly also took place in Helsinki on the day in a hybrid meeting.

It was announced that Thailand would play at the 2022 World Games in Birmingham in the United States, taking the Asia and Oceania regional qualification spot.

Testing of the future of Floorball is set to continue during the 2021-2022 season.

At the Congress, IFF President Tomas Eriksson said: "Due to the pandemic, the situation was very challenging and it is hard to decide on the fairest outcome.

"I am very happy to see that many of our Member Associations were active in making the final decision and we could decide on the decision by democratic voting."