Ice hockey: Belarus win over France a must to stay in elite

Беларуская зборная па хакеі сёння гуляе з Францыяй

Belarus national hockey team will play France in the final stage of the group tournament of the World Ice Hockey championship on May 17. The match will start at 4.15 p.m. Minsk Time.

It will be an important match for Belarus because it will define whether our team can stay in the elite division of the world hockey.

To stay there, Belarusians need to score one point in the match against France. If they lose in the main time, they will be moved to group A of division I. If Belarus wins, the sixth position in the group will be guaranteed.

 Group B includes the following teams now: Canada – 18 points in 6 matches), Finland –18 (6), Germany – 13(7), the USA – 9(6), Slovakia – 6(6), France – 5(6), Hungary – 3(7) and Belarus – 3(6).