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Great Britain play their third game at the 2024 World Championship this evening as they face Switzerland at the O2 Arena in Prague at 20:20 (19:20 UK time).

GB have played the top two seeds in the world in their opening two Group A matches and were beaten 4-2 by Canada which was followed by an 8-0 defeat by Finland.

Switzerland have three wins from three matches, beating Norway (5-2) and Austria (6-5) before Monday night’s 2-1 victory over hosts Czechia after penalty shots.

Team News
GB have a fully-fit 25-man roster to choose from ahead of their third game in the tournament.

Netminders Jackson Whistle and Ben Bowns have made a start each in the two matches so far.

Switzerland, who won World Championship silver medals in 2013 and 2018, have a roster stacked with quality.

Seventeen of their roster play in the top tier in Switzerland while six ice in the NHL, including experienced captain Roman Josi who plays for Nashville Predators.

Forty-year-old forward Andres Ambühl has played in the most top-flight World Championship tournaments of any player in the world, with this edition in Czechia being the 19th of his career.

Previous Meetings
GB and Switzerland last met at the 2021 World Championship in Riga which was played behind-closed-doors because of the covid pandemic.

The Swiss won an exciting game 6-3 as Liam Kirk scored twice for GB on his way to becoming the tournament’s joint-leading goalscorer, while Brendan Connolly was also on target

GB’s last win over Switzerland was a 3-1 success in their opening Group B game at the 1953 World Championship.

Great Britain World Championship schedule
Saturday 11th May – Great Britain 2-4 Canada – Goals: Liam Kirk, Ben O’Connor
Sunday 12th May – Finland 8-0 Great Britain
Wednesday 15th May – Switzerland v Great Britain – 20:20 (19:20 UK)
Friday 17th May – Great Britain v Denmark – 16:20 (15:20 UK)
Saturday 18th May – Czechia v Great Britain – 20:20 (19:20 UK)
Monday 20th May – Great Britain v Norway – 16:20 (15:20 UK)
Tuesday 21st May – Austria v Great Britain – 12:20 (11:20 UK)

Watch live on Premier Sports
All of GB’s games are being shown on Premier Sports with commentary from Aaron Murphy and former GB forward Paul Adey.

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