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World Cup 2025: USA, Switzerland and Czech Republic DEB group opponents

World Cup 2025: USA, Switzerland and Czech Republic DEB group opponents

The 2024 World Cup is not over yet, yet the group distribution for the next tournament in Denmark and Sweden has already been decided. The German team meets old friends.

Next year's new edition: DEB team faces Switzerland again in the group stage.
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The World Ice Hockey Association has already announced the team distribution for next year's tournament (May 9 to 25, 2025) five days after the finals of the IIHF World Championship. The German Ice Hockey Association selection will meet two of this year's World Cup finalists, including Switzerland and world champion Czech Republic, in the group stage in Herning/Denmark.

The Germans' other opponents, the vice-world champions in 2023, will be joined by Denmark, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Norway and the United States as co-hosts in the group. Co-hosts Sweden, Austria, world champions Canada, Finland, France, Latvia, Slovakia and Slovenia also play in the second group in Stockholm.

After losing in last year's final, the team of national coach Harold Kreis lost in the quarter-finals (1:3) against Switzerland in the Czech Republic. Germany fell from fifth to eighth in the world rankings.

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