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The World Hockey Championship 2018 will be held in Denmark from May 4 to May 20: in Copenhagen and Herning. This is the 82nd in the world championship account. In the group stage, 16 teams are played, divided into 2 groups of 8 teams each.
Distribution of teams in groups:
|Group A (Copenhagen)||Group B (Herning)|
The tournament is held in two stages.
In the first stage, 16 teams take part, divided into 2 groups (A, B) with 8 teams. From each group there are 4 teams, and the last team from each group is sent to play in the first division for the next year. In the group stage, teams in each group play with each other. Up to the World Cup in 2007 for the victory, the team received 2 points, for a draw 1, for the defeat of 0. Since 2007, the regulation has been changed. If a draw is fixed during the regular time of the match, play an additional 5 minutes (overtime) to the first abandoned puck in 4x4 format. If extra time does not reveal the winner, then the teams break through a series of 3 free throws (shootouts). If after a 3 shootout draw, then additional pairs of shootouts break through to the first different outcome (that is, to the situation when one team scored its bullet and the other one does not). For the victory in regular time the team receives 3 points, for winning in overtime or on shootouts - 2 points, for defeat in overtime or on shootouts - 1 point, for defeat in regular time - 0 points.
The second stage (playoffs)
In the second stage, 8 teams take part. The stage consists of 1/4 finals, 1/2 finals, a match for the 3rd place and the final. At this stage, the teams play "on the fly." In 1/4 finals, the teams that took the first places in the groups of the second stage, play with the teams that took the 4th place in other groups, and the teams that took the second place, play with teams that took third place. The winner of the match 1/4 finals goes to 1/2 finals, the loser ceases to participate in the tournament. In the semi-finals, the winners of the 1/4 finals with the teams that took the first places in the groups of the second stage play with the winners of the 1/4 finals with the teams that took the second places in the other groups.
The winner of the half-final match goes to the final, the loser takes part in the match for the 3rd place. If in the matches 1/4, 1/2 finals and in the match for 3rd place in the main time a draw is fixed, then the teams play additional time of 10 minutes to the first abandoned washer in 4x4 format. In the final, the duration of overtime is 20 minutes. If in extra time the winner is not revealed, then the teams break through a series of 3 shootouts. The team, which took the 3rd place, receives bronze medals, 2 - silver, 1 - gold and the championship cup.