The Czech Republic and Russia were scheduled to meet in a semifinal in Prague on Sunday, and it looks like it will be one of the biggest matchups of the tournament.
The Czech Republic are coming off a 4-1 victory over Slovakia in Prague.
The Slovakian side, who won 2-1 in the Czech Republic’s favor, were not able to make the final, but this is one of those games where they have the potential to do just that.
The Russians will have to wait until after Sunday’s game to find out who they will face in the quarterfinals.
Russia is looking to bounce back after losing 3-2 to the Czechs in the first round, and they have not been able to find success against teams from Europe.
They also have not defeated the Czech players in the last four tournaments.
Russia is coming off of a 3-1 win against Slovakia in their first game in the tournament, but they are coming into this game on a five-game winning streak.
The last time they faced the Czech team in the semifinals was in 2012, where the Slovakians were able to knock off the Czech champions in the finals.
Both teams will be hoping to pick up points in this game.
The Czechs are coming in to play without their star player, Tomas Plekanec, and will be without their captain, Andrei Kostitsyn.
The Russians are hoping that Kostityn can come back soon and play, while Plekanek can also return to the lineup after missing the last two games.
The first game is set to kick off at 7:30 p.m.