In the spring of next year will be the 73rd World Championship in ice hockey. This unforgettable event will be held in the Swiss cities of Bern and Kloten c April 24 to May 10, 2009. It is worth noting that Switzerland is the eighth time, became the mistress World Championship. Last time as host country it made in 1998. For Switzerland, the World Hockey Championship 2009 will be the most important sporting event of the year. It is expected that the main event of the hockey world to visit More than 500,000 people from around the world, 600 million viewers will watch the championship on television channels. According to regulations of the championship, the sixteen member states divided into four groups, a preliminary stage.

Teams that are included in groups A and D will hold matches in the preliminary stage Klotene, groups B and C – in Bern. Teams that finished last in the group will "Consolation Round. According to the best three teams from each group advance to the "Qualifying Round", where they form two groups of six teams at this stage, each team will spend 3 matches, meeting only with teams from the other group. In the quarterfinals out of 4 teams from each group. Next – semifinals, a match for 3 rd place and the final, which determines the World Champion 2009goda. Our rivals will be national teams of Canada, the Czech Republic, Sweden, Finland, Slovakia, usa and Switzerland. And each of these teams will try to take away our children's strongest title on the planet. Much will depend not only on the skill players on the court, but also on the activity of fans in the stands. You can now book your tickets for the upcoming tournament. Support our team, together we shall win!

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