The national team of Belarus defeated the French team with the score 3:0 in their final match of the group stage of the world championship on hockeywhich passes these days in Moscow and St. Petersburg, and has maintained residence in the elite division.
After this success, Belarusians went from last place In the group, up from sixth place, and drove out to a lower division team in Hungary.
The national team of Norway in Moscow has beaten in the last round the team of Latvia with the score 3:1, but left out of the playoffs, becoming the fifth. The team of Latvia is located on the penultimate place, and the elite left Kazakhstan.
At the end of the group stage from group A in the playoffs teams from Czech Republic, Russia, Sweden and Denmark, from the group In teams of Canada, Finland, Germany and the USA. The final alignment of forces and the quarterfinal pairs will be determined later on Tuesday after the end of the matches of the Canada – Finland Russia – Sweden.
Recall that the four best teams from each group in the playoffs will play crosswise. At the moment, the contender of Russians, coming second in group A, is the Germany team is the third team in the octet V.