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The 2020 IIHF World Championship will be hosted from 8 to 24 May 2020 by Switzerland, as the IIHF announced on 15 May 2015.[1]

2020 IIHF World Championship
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Tournament details
Host country  Switzerland
Dates8–24 May
Venue(s)2 (in 2 host cities)
2019
2021

Contents

VenuesEdit

ParticipantsEdit

Qualified as host
Automatic qualifier after a top 14 placement at the 2019 IIHF World Championship
Qualified through winning a promotion at the 2019 IIHF World Championship Division I

SeedingEdit

The seedings in the preliminary round are based on the 2019 IIHF World Ranking, as of the end of the 2019 IIHF World Championship, using the serpentine system.[2]

Preliminary roundEdit

The schedule was announced on 1 August 2019.[3]

Group AEdit


Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1   Canada 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Quarterfinals
2   Sweden 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3   Czech Republic 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4   Germany 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5   Slovakia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6   Denmark 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7   Belarus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8   Great Britain 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Relegation to 2020 Division I A
First match(es) will be played on 8 May 2020. Source:[citation needed]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head number of goals scored; 5) result against closest best-ranked team outside tied teams; 6) result against second-best ranked team outside tied teams; 7) seeding before tournament.
8 May 2020
Canada     Germany
Sweden     Czech Republic
9 May 2020
Germany     Great Britain
Slovakia     Denmark
Belarus     Czech Republic
10 May 2020
Great Britain     Slovakia
Canada     Denmark
Sweden     Belarus
11 May 2020
Czech Republic     Canada
Germany     Sweden
12 May 2020
Great Britain     Denmark
Belarus     Slovakia
13 May 2020
Czech Republic     Great Britain
Canada     Belarus
14 May 2020
Denmark     Germany
Sweden     Slovakia
15 May 2020
Germany     Belarus
Great Britain     Canada
16 May 2020
Denmark     Belarus
Canada     Sweden
Slovakia     Czech Republic
17 May 2020
Sweden     Great Britain
Germany     Slovakia
18 May 2020
Belarus     Great Britain
Czech Republic     Denmark
19 May 2020
Slovakia     Canada
Czech Republic     Germany
Denmark     Sweden

Group BEdit


Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1   Russia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Quarterfinals
2   Finland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3   United States 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4    Switzerland (H) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5   Latvia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6   Norway 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7   Italy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8   Kazakhstan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Relegation to 2020 Division I A
First match(es) will be played on 8 May 2020. Source:[citation needed]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head number of goals scored; 5) result against closest best-ranked team outside tied teams; 6) result against second-best ranked team outside tied teams; 7) seeding before tournament.
(H) Host.
8 May 2020
Finland     United States
Russia      Switzerland
9 May 2020
Italy     United States
Latvia     Norway
Switzerland      Kazakhstan
10 May 2020
Russia     Norway
Kazakhstan     Latvia
Finland     Italy
11 May 2020
United States     Russia
Switzerland      Finland
12 May 2020
Kazakhstan     Norway
Italy     Latvia
13 May 2020
United States     Kazakhstan
Russia     Italy
14 May 2020
Norway      Switzerland
Finland     Latvia
15 May 2020
Kazakhstan     Russia
Switzerland      Italy
16 May 2020
Latvia     United States
Norway     Italy
Russia     Finland
17 May 2020
Finland     Kazakhstan
Switzerland      Latvia
18 May 2020
Italy     Kazakhstan
United States     Norway
19 May 2020
Latvia     Russia
Norway     Finland
United States      Switzerland

Playoff roundEdit

 
QuarterfinalsSemifinalsFinal
 
          
 
21 May
 
 
A1
 
23 May
 
B4
 
 
 
21 May
 
 
 
B2
 
24 May
 
A3
 
 
 
21 May
 
 
 
B1
 
23 May
 
A4
 
 
 
21 May
 
 Third place
 
A2
 
24 May
 
B3
 
 
 
 
 
 

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Back to Slovakia, Switzerland". iihfworlds2015.com. 15 May 2015.
  2. ^ "Groups for Switzerland 2020". iihf.com. 28 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Switzerland opens Worlds vs. Russia". iihf.com. 1 August 2019.

External linksEdit