GAMEDAY PREVIEW: GREAT BRITAIN v DENMARK

Great Britain face Denmark this afternoon in their third game at the World Championship in Latvia (2:15pm UK time).

GB were beaten 7-1 by Russia – who are ranked second in the world  – on Saturday before a narrow 2-1 defeat by Slovakia on Sunday.

Denmark opened their campaign with a 4-3 victory over Sweden before being shutout by Switzerland in a 1-0 defeat.

The game is a very special occasion as GB captain Jonathan Phillips is set to become only the third player – after Ashley Tait and David Longstaff – to reach 100 caps.

Head-to-head
The two sides have met 17 times in history with Great Britain winning seven, Denmark winning seven and there have been three draws.

The most recent meeting came at the 2019 World Championship when Morten Poulsen scored a hat-trick for Denmark in a 9-0 victory.

World Championship games unless stated 
1971 GB 5-4 Denmark
1973 GB 8-8 Denmark
1976 GB 3-7 Denmark
1977 GB 2-9 Denmark
1981 GB 2-13 Denmark
1991 GB 2-3 Denmark
1993 GB 4-0 Denmark
1995 GB 2-9 Denmark
1995 GB 1-1 Denmark (Olympic Qualifiers)
1996 GB 3 2 Denmark (Olympic Qualifiers)
1996 GB 5-1 Denmark
1997 GB 9-1 Denmark
1998 GB 7-1 Denmark
1999 GB 5-5 Denmark
2000 GB 5-4 Denmark
2002 GB 3-5 Denmark
2019 GB 0-9 Denmark

How to watch
The game is live on FreeSports in the UK and their coverage begins at 2pm UK time.

Commentary will come from four-time Olympic broadcaster Aaron Murphy and former GB forward Paul Adey who won 55 caps between 1995 and 2001, scoring 28 goals and contributing 24 assists for 52 points.

FreeSports is available free on Sky Channel 422, Virgin Media Channel 553, on Channel 64 on Freeview and BT and via the FreeSports Player.