GAMEDAY PREVIEW: BELARUS v GREAT BRITAIN

Great Britain play their fourth game in Group A of the World Championship as they meet Belarus at the Olympic Sports Centre (6:15pm UK time).

GB go into the game on the back of last night’s thrilling match with Denmark, where Mike Hammond scored with under four minutes remaining to take the game to overtime before the Danes won it in the extra period.

It means Britain have one point from their first three matches after earlier defeats by Russia and Slovakia.

Belarus began their campaign with a 5-2 defeat by Slovakia which was followed by a famous 1-0 victory over Sweden. Their most recent match also went to overtime as they were beaten 3-2 by the Czech Republic on Monday.

Head-to-head
The two sides have met three times previously with GB winning once and Belarus recording two victories.

The most recent meeting was a 5-4 defeat for GB in Division I Group A World Championship in Oslo, Norway.

GB’s goals came from David Clarke, Jeff Hoad, Paul Moran and Jonathan Phillips.

A full list of head-to-head meetings is below…

1996 GB 4-2 Belarus (World Championship)
1997 GB 2-6 Belarus (World Championship)
2004 GB 4-5 Belarus (World Championship)

How to watch
The game is live on FreeSports in the UK and their coverage begins at 6pm 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.