GAMEDAY PREVIEW: SWITZERLAND v GREAT BRITAIN

Great Britain meet Switzerland in their final Group A game in the World Championship in Latvia today.

GB – in seventh – have four points from six matches so far, including a 4-3 victory over Belarus and a 3-2 overtime defeat by Denmark.

Switzerland sit second in the group going into the final day of round-robin matches, with 12 points from six games.

They have already secured their place in their knockout stages, but their exact finishing position in the top four is currently unknown.

One of the surprises in Group A so far has been in the elimination of Sweden who now can’t reach the quarter-finals after they lost to Russia on penalty shots last night.

Head-to-head
The two sides have met 19 times since 1910 with Switzerland winning 13, GB four and there have been three draws.

The most recent meeting came in 1997 in Pool B with Switzerland winning 3-2 in Poland.

All-time results (World Championship unless stated)
1910 – GB 5 -1 Switzerland (European Championship)
1926 – GB 4-5 Switzerland (European Championship)
1928 – GB 0-4 Switzerland (Olympic Games)
1935 – GB 0-1 Switzerland
1937 – GB 3-0 Switzerland
1937 – GB 2-0 Switzerland
1948 – GB 3-12 Switzerland (Olympic Games)
1950 – GB 3-10 Switzerland
1951 – GB 1-7 Switzerland
1953 – GB 3-1 Switzerland
1961 – GB 2-2 Switzerland
1962 – GB 3-6 Switzerland
1963 – GB 0-8 Switzerland
1965 – GB 4-7 Switzerland
1966 – GB 3-6 Switzerland
1995 – GB 2-2 Switzerland (Olympic Qualifiers)
1996 – GB 3-3 Switzerland (Olympic Qualifiers)
1996 – GB 2-7 Switzerland
1997 – GB 2-3 Switzerland

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.