Ice Hockey: Czechs face defending world champion Finland on Thursday
The Czech ice hockey team – fresh from a resounding 7-3 win against neighbouring Slovakia – face Finland on Thursday evening at the World Championship quarter-finals in Riga, Latvia.
Last year’s games were cancelled due to the coronavirus, making 2019 winners Finland the defending champions. The Czechs last won a medal in 2012, when they took home a bronze. Since then, they have crossed the quarter-finals stage three times.