The last time the World Hockey Championship was held was in 2019 in Slovakia. The Finnish national team was happy with this victory, and the Czechs lost in the match for third place against Russia.
2021 World Hockey Championship kits and table
Sixteen teams participate in the tournament, divided into two groups. The top four nations from each group advance to the quarter-finals, and the remaining teams finish in the tournament. Nobody is joining the elite group this year, and none of them are joining either.
|Group A||group b|
|Czech||United States of America|
You can follow the current results and schedules during the tournament on Sport.cz.
2021 World Hockey Championship schedule and schedule
World Hockey Championship This year it runs from May 21 to June 6, 2021 This is the most recent date in history. The tournament was originally scheduled for May 7, but due to the pandemic, the date has been pushed back into 2020.
2021 World Hockey Championship
The World Hockey Championship is underway From May 21 to June 6 in Latvia. Riga hosts all group stage and qualifier matches. The Czech team advanced from Group A from third place, and in the quarter-finals it plays with Finland, which is defending the gold medal. The Czechs will try to improve fourth place.
The main venue for the tournament is the Riga Arena, which has a capacity of 10,300 seats, also hosted the 2006 World Cup, when the Czechs won the silver medal. At the main court of KHL Dinamo Riga, Group B matches, two quarter-final matches, both semi-finals and medal matches are played.
Other matches are hosted by the Olympic Sports Center (OSC), which is about 150 meters from the Riga Arena and has been converted into a 6000-seat hockey podium to meet the needs of the tournament.
2021 World Hockey Championship schedule
Canada won the gold, which avenged their last defeat to Finland in 2019. Third place went to the Americans who beat Germany in the bronze medal match. The Czech national team ranked seventh.
|Final standings for 2021 teams|
|3. United States of America|
|14. Great Britain|
Ten days before the tournament, the president of the International Hockey Federation, Rene Vassil, announced that at least the main groups will be played without an audience due to the coronavirus situation in Latvia. “We think the situation may change from the quarter-finals,” he added.
A few days later, it was decided that the entire tournament would be held without spectators.
Hockey World Cup Mascot – Thorny Hedgehog
Spiky the hedgehog has been chosen as the mascot for this year’s World Hockey Championship. The mascot was chosen in Belarus and Latvia, proposals were sent by professional artists and hockey fans.
The official mascot of 2021 #IIHFWorlds Presented today in Minsk with a real design.
A warm welcome to Spiky the Hedgehog! 🦔🏒
– IIHF (IIHFHockey) February 24, 2020
The hedgehog is a very popular character in Belarusian and Latvian mythology, and like the hockey teams of both countries, he is famous for his stubbornness and fighting spirit.