Finland has hosted nine world championships in the past, the first time was in 1965, when the Czechoslovakian team won silver medals in Tampere and the indomitable Soviet Union won the third of nine consecutive world glory.
Finland also hosted tournaments in 1974, 1982, 1991, 1997, 2003, 2011, 2012 and 2013.
date and place
Helsinki and Tampere will host the 85th World Cup from May 13-29, 2022.
Hockey players and fans can look forward to the traditional facilities of Helsinki Hartwall Areni Jokerit Helsinki main stadium with a capacity of 13,500 spectators. The auditorium in Tampere is currently under construction and is scheduled for completion in December 2021. Eros Live Arena It will accommodate 13,455 spectators and will serve as the main arena for the tournament.
Core groups and program
The distribution of the 2022 World Cup core groups was evident after the end of the World Championships in Latvia. The groups are formed according to the current IIHF arrangement – in Group B, the United States and Russia were originally supposed to be in their place, but the organizers from Finland took the opportunity to exchange two teams of groups.
|The 2022 World Hockey Championship main groups in Finland|
|Group A (Helsinki)||Group B (Tampere)|
|mask||United States of America|
The Czechs, who were relegated to sixth place in the standings after the failed tournament in Riga, have vastly different opponents in the starting group than they had in 2020 – but they will repeat matches with Sweden, Belarus and Great Britain.
The Czechs will play in the new arena in Tampere, which, in addition to the basic Group B matches, will host two quarter-finals, both the semi-finals and the final of the tournament.
The tournament program will be added after publication.