St. John's is hosting ball hockey teams from around the globe as the World Ball Hockey Championship tournament kicks off Sunday.

The International Street & Ball Hockey Federation is hosting the competition, which runs until June 9.

The senior men's teams start the contest Sunday as France faces the United States at 2 p.m. at the Jack Byrne arena in Torbay, starting the A-pool series.

Italy will face Israel in the series starter for the B-pool men's team at 4 p.m. at the Glacier.

Women's teams begin their series on June 4, with Czech Republic facing Greece at 8:30 a.m. at the Glacier.

Canada's men's team plays their first game against Germany at 8 p.m. Sunday at the Jack Byrne arena, and the women's team faces the United Kingdom on Tuesday at the Glacier arena in Mount Pearl at 2:30 p.m.

For more team information, and a full schedule of games, visit the ISBHF website.