Quarters set at worlds: Canada meets Russia, U.S. plays Czech Republic

Canada will be up against a familiar foe in the quarterfinal round at the World Championship in Denmark.

The Canadians play Russia, the United States battles the Czech Republic, Sweden faces Latvia, and Finland is up against Switzerland in the quarters, which will all take place Thursday.

Canada finished third in Group B thanks to a shutout win over Germany on Tuesday. Russia finished second in Group A behind the first-place Swedes, who beat them in their final preliminary-round matchup.

The U.S. squares off against the Czechs after falling to Finland 6-2 in its final game of the opening round.

Latvia squeezed into the quarters with a 1-0 win over Denmark on Tuesday, leapfrogging the hosts and eliminating them in the process.

Finland finished first in Group B, while the Swiss closed the preliminary round with a 5-1 win over France.

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