The quarter-final match between the Czech Republic and Finland will take place on Thursday 3 June at 7:15 pm at the Riga Arena where Finland played all group matches. Sumy only lost seven matches once, which is surprising against Kazakhstan. Matches with Latvia and Canada were decided in overtime, respectively. in raids.
The Czechs entered the tournament with a loss to Russia and Switzerland, but then won five games in a row and finished third in the group. Coach Besan’s men also had two wins in the tournament – they defeated Belarus in overtime, and Denmark in raids.
The national team of the independent Czech Republic met Finland for the first time in April 1993 at the World Championships in Dortmund. The Czechs won 3: 1, and the goal was also scored by the current co-hockey broadcaster, Martin Hostak.
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.
As part of the World Championships, the Czechs and Finland competed a total of 22 times, and the Czech team rejoiced 14 times. Both teams played the quarter-finals only twice (2010 and 2015), in both cases the Czech team won.
The mutual balance between the Czech Republic and Finland at the World Hockey Championship
|25.4.1993||Dortmund, group||Czech 3: 1 Finland|
|25.4.1994||Kanazei, group||Czech 4: 4 Finland|
|23.4.1995||Stockholm, group||Czech 3: 0 Finland|
|5.5.1995||Stockholm, semi-finals||Czech 0:3 Finland|
|23.4.1996||Vienna, group||Czech 4: 2 Finland|
|27.4.1997||Helsinki, group||Czech 2: 1 Finland|
|12.5.1998||Zurich, semi-finals||Czech 1: 4 Finland|
|14.5.1998||Zurich, semi-finals||Czech 2: 2 Finland|
|15.5.1999||Lillehammer, 1 final||Czech 3: 1 Finland|
|16.5.1999||Lillehammer, Final Two||Czech 1: 4 (1: 0) Finland|
|7.5.2000||Saint Petersburg, round of 16||Czech 4: 6 Finland|
|13.5.2001||Hanover, final||Czech 3: 2pp Finland|
|30.4.2003||torko, group||Czech 2: 1 Finland|
|9.5.2006||Riga, group||Czech 3: 3 Finland|
|20.5/2006||Riga, semi-finals||Czech 3: 1 Finland|
|29/4/2009||gluten, group||Czech 3: 4 Finland|
|20.5/2010||Cologne, quarter-finals||Czech 2: 1sn Finland|
|4.5.2011||Bratislava, group||Czech 2: 1 Finland|
|20.5/2012||Helsinki, Bronze||Czech 3: 2 Finland|
|24.5.2014||Minsk, semi-finals||Czech 0:3 Finland|
|14.5.2015||Prague, quarter-finals||Czech 5:3 Finland|
|8.5.2017||Paris group||Czech 4: 3sn Finland|
The quarter-final duel of the tournament in Germany is unforgettable, since the Czechs decided to advance to the semi-finals only in raids. At the time, the team relied on goalkeeper Vokoun and successful enforcers Lukasz Kaspar and Jan Marek. The Czechs achieved their last golden success at the World Championships a few days later.
The top scorer of matches against Finland in the World Championship is Jerry Dupita with four goals and three goals scored by Jaromir Jager, Martin Proczaska, Frantisek Caperli and Jan Kovac.
The last match between the two teams was the one played at the Czech Hockey Games on May 12, 2021 when the Czechs won 2:1.
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