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Ice hockey: Belarus rivals at 2018 world championship revealed

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Belarus will play in Group A with Sweden, Russia, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Slovakia, France and Austria at the 2018 IIHF World Championship in Denmark on May 4-20, 2018. All Group A matches will be played in Copenhagen.

Belarus remains in the elite division having finished 13th at this year's championship in France and Germany. The young Belarus team faces an uphill task next year to remain in the premier league. Things will get even more difficult for Belarus as Slovakia, the host of the 2019 championship, will remain in the elite division regardless of its performance in 2018.