After the preliminary round, it's now time for final round and the eight remaining teams are facing a do-or-die situation.
On Thursday, the quarter-finals will be played within the groups. In Helsinki, Canada and Slovakia will meet in the afternoon quarter-final. Host country and the prevailing World Champion Finland will play against USA in the evening game.
In Stockholm, the Czechs will face Sweden in Thursday’s late quarter-final, while Russia battles Norway in the early game.
The winners of the quarter-finals will meet on Saturday in Helsinki. Semi-final winners will continue to the finals on Sunday evening, while the bronze medal game will take place on Sunday afternoon.
For international fans, the Organizing Committee has great news. Tickets from international quotas will be released for public sales for all the remaining games. Besides the Helsinki quarter-finals on Thursday (17.5.), tickets for semi-finals on Saturday (19.5.) and even the medal games on Sunday (20.5.) will be available through the official ticket operator Lippupiste.
Tickets: lippu.fi & +358 (0)600 900 900 ((1,97 €/min+lnc, Mon-Sun 7¬-22)