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Russia’s Men’s Team Holds Third Place in IIHF Ranking


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Moscow, May 29 – The Russian men’s team has retained the third place in the IIHF rankings, according to the organization’s website.
Team Canada topped the rankings with 4150 points and won the 2023 World Championships in Riga and Tampere. The Finland team (4080) slipped to the second line, and the Russians (4050) took third place. The German national team (3835) advanced to the final of the last tournament, from ninth to fifth. The Latvian team (3610), which won the bronze medal at the World Championships for the first time in history, rose from 11th to 10th place.
According to the standings, the IIHF has submitted preliminary group lineups for the 2024 World Championships, which will be held in the Czech Republic. And last March, the organization’s council extended the suspension of the Russian and Belarus national teams from participating in international tournaments under the auspices of the organization for the 2023/24 season. The IIHF statement notes that groups are subject to change for organizational reasons.
Group A (Ostrava): Canada, Germany, Sweden, Slovakia, Latvia, France, Kazakhstan, Poland.
Group B (Prague): Finland, USA, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Denmark, Norway, Austria, Great Britain.

The ranking of the top ten men’s teams is as follows:

12). Canada – 4150 points;
2 (1). Finland – 4080;

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3 (3). Russia – 4050;
4 (4). USA – 3940;
5 (9). Germany – 3835;
6 (5). Sweden – 3,800;
7 (7). Switzerland – 3,775;
8 (6). Czech Republic – 3,735;
9 (8). Slovakia – 3690;
10 (11). Latvia – 3610.

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