The Ice Hockey World Cup 2021 Will Take Place In Minsk And Riga
Switzerland has refused to host the world ice hockey Championship. in 2021, the championship will be held, as planned, in Minsk and Riga, according to the official website of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF).
"There was a possibility that the tournament would be moved a year ahead due to the possible postponement of the 2020 world Cup in Switzerland, which was canceled due to the threat of the spread of coronavirus. However, this will not happen," the publication says.
The main reason for the decision of the Swiss Ice Hockey Federation is the major economic risks that would arise if the tournament was to be rescheduled in 2021.
The 2021 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship is scheduled for next year in Minsk (Belarus) and Riga (Latvia).
As noted in the IIHF, the Swiss ice hockey Federation refused to hold a home tournament in 2021 and launched the process of returning tickets to fans who rushed to buy them in advance for the 2020 World Cup.
Pressball also informs that the upcoming World Cup will most likely be held without NHL players.