The ice hockey world championship in 2021 will take place in Belarus and Latvia

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Codecoverage in photobacteria fans before the match of the group stage of the world championship on hockey. Archival photoThe ice hockey world championship in 2021 will take place in Belarus and Latvia© RIA Novosti / Alexei Codiscovered the image Bank

The matches of the ice hockey world championship in 2021 will be held in the capitals of Belarus and Latvia in Minsk and Riga, the decision was taken at a meeting of the Congress of the International ice hockey Federation (IIHF) in Cologne on Friday.

The IIHF Congress held in the framework of the world Cup 2017. Both cities previously had become a full-fledged organizer of such tournament: in 2006, he was held in Riga, in 2014 in Belarus.

During the elections to the Congress, the joint application of Belarus and Latvia scored the most votes (55) than the only competitor in Finland (52). The main platform of the world Cup 2021 will be 15-thousand «arena-Minsk», which will host the semi-finals, match for third place and the final.

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