Sweden is diving deep into the men’s ice hockey world rankings after failing at the World Cup.
Tre Kronor lost three places and is only seventh in the world.
It is also clear that Sweden will join the same group as Finland at next year’s World Cup.
Sweden lost three places in the men’s world rankings and fell from fourth to seventh. Sweden missed the World Cup finals for the first time since 1985.
Among the countries that passed Sweden, Germany, which rose to fifth place.
Canada is still in the lead after winning the World Cup gold, and Finland is in second place after Russia, which slipped to third place.
The ranking is based on the results of the World Cup and Olympics over the past four years.
In conjunction with the final score in WC, the group division for next year’s championship was also evident. Sweden will face its home country Finland in the group that will play on the new arena being built in Tampere. The second group plays in Helsinki. The World Cup will be decided from May 13 to 29.
It is already clear that Sweden and Finland will play in the same group at the Olympic Games in Beijing in February.
Group classification for next year’s World Cup, Group A (Helsinki): Canada, Russia, Germany, Switzerland, Slovakia, Denmark, Kazakhstan, Italy.
Group B (Tampere): Finland, the United States, the Czech Republic, Sweden, Latvia, Norway, Belarus and the United Kingdom.
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