Germany to be Kazakhstan's 1st rival at World Ice Hockey Championship 09 сентября 2013, 17:44
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Kazakhstan will place against Germany in their first match at the 2014 World Ice Hockey Championship, Vesti.kz reports.
The championship will be held on May 9-25, 2014 in Minsk, Belarus that got 75 votes in the bid to host the 2014 IIHF World Championship at the Annual Congress of the International Ice Hockey Federation in Bern and beat the other candidates - Hungary (24 votes), Latvia (3) and Ukraine (3).
The Kazakhstan team will hold its first match against Germany on May 10. Kazakhstan hockey players will also face the national teams of Belarus (May 11), Latvia (May 13), Russia (May 14), USA (May 16), Switzerland (May 17) and Finland (May 19) at the group stage of the championship.
The two main venues for the 2014 World Ice Hockey Championship will be Minsk-Arena (the 15 000-seater inaugurated on January 30, 2009) and Chizhovka-Arena (will be delivered by 2013, the seating capacity around 7 700).