GAMEDAY PREVIEW: CZECH REPUBLIC v GB

Great Britain play their sixth game in Group A of the World Championship in Latvia today as they face Czech Republic, who are ranked seventh in the world.

GB go into the game on the back of yesterday’s 4-1 defeat by Sweden – a game that saw Liam Kirk score his fifth goal and become the tournament’s leading goalscorer.

Czech Republic were last in action on Thursday as they came from 2-0 down to beat Sweden 4-2 with four third-period goals.

GB sit seventh in Group A with four points from five matches, while Czech Republic are one place above with five points from four games.

Head-to-head
The two nations have met seven times previously with GB winning four times, but this will be first meeting since the country became Czech Republic.

All-time results (World Championship unless stated) 
1926 – GB 1-2 Czechoslovakia (European Championship)
1934 – GB 2-1 Czechoslovakia
1935 – GB 2-1 Czechoslovakia
1936 – GB 5-0 Czechoslovakia (Olympics)
1938 – GB 1-0 Czechoslovakia
1939 – GB 0-2 Czechoslovakia
1948 – GB 4-11 Czechoslovakia (Olympics)

How to watch
The game is live on FreeSports in the UK and their coverage begins at 10am 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.