IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship 2018 will kick off on Friday, May 4 at Royal Arena in Denmark between Russia and France. Russia are currently placed second in latest 2018 Men’s World Ice Hockey Ranking and France are placed well below at 12th rank.
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Total 16 teams are participating in the world championship divided into two groups – A & B. Pool A consists of Russia, France, Austria, Belarus, Czechia, Slovakia, Sweden and Switzerland. Pool B teams are Denmark, Canada, Germany, Finland, Latvia, USA, South Korea and Norway. Tournament will start on May 4 and end on May 20, 2018.
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2018 Ice Hockey World Championship Russia vs France Match Preview
Match Number – 1
Match Venue – Royal Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark
Match Date & Timings – 4 May, 16:15 (Local time)
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2018 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Russia vs France Match Prediction
It’s hard to choose a winner in this match. Both teams will try to open their campaign with a win and we pick Russia to take the crown of this match.
Russia vs France 2018 Ice Hockey World Championship Team Squad
Russia Ice Hockey Squad: KHAFIZULLIN Dinar, GAVRIKOV Vladislav, KAPRIZOV Kirill, ANDRONOV Sergei, DATSYUK Pavel, ANISIMOV Artyom, BUCHNEVICH Pavel, ZAITSEV Nikita, GRIGORENKO Mikhail, KABLUKOV Ilya, SHESTYORKIN Igor, KISELEVICH Bogdan, DADONOV Yevgeni, MAMIN Maxim, KOSHECHKIN Vasili, NESTEROV Nikita and BARABANOV Alexander.
France Ice Hockey Squad: JANIL Jonathan, MANAVIAN Antonin, GALLET Hugo, FLEURY Damien, CLAIREAUX Valentin, da COSTA Stephane, LECLERC Guillaume, RITZ Nicolas, LAMPERIER Loic, RAUX Damien, QUEMENER Ronan, YLONEN Sebastian, THIRY Thomas, HARDY Florian, CHAKIACHVILI Florian, TEXIER Alexandre, PERRET Jordann, TREILLE Sacha, da COSTA Teddy, RECH Anthony and HECQUEFEUILLE Kevin.
IIHF 2018 France vs Russia Ice Hockey World Championship Live Score
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