Great Britain play their second game in 24 hours as they face hosts Finland in their fifth game of the 2022 IIHF World Championship.

The two sides will go head-to-head in a sold-out 13,500 Nokia Arena in Tampere at 16:20 (14:20 UK time).

GB were beaten 3-0 by the USA yesterday and matched the world’s fourth-ranked team for large parts of the game.

The Finns had a rest day following their 3-2 defeat by Sweden after penalty shots on Tuesday – their first loss of the tournament.

Team news
Great Britain have a fully-fit 25-man squad to choose from for their second game against the USA in four years.

Head Coach Pete Russell will win his 50th GB cap after five as Assistant Coach and this will be his 45th game in charge.

Finland forward Saku Maenalanen returns to the line-up following his one-match suspension for a boarding penalty in the 4-1 victory over USA on Monday.

Meanwhile, Dallas Stars defencemen Miro Heiskanen and Esa Lindell have linked up with the Finland squad and are set to make their first appearances of the tournament against GB.

Recent meeting
GB and Finland met at the 2019 World Championship in Kosice, Slovakia.

Finland won 5-0 thanks for goals by Toni Rajala’s, Atte Ohtamaa, Joel Kiviranta, Kristian Kuusela and Mikko Lehtonen.

GB record v Finland
W2 L1
1951 World Championship – Won 6-3
1962 World Championship – Won 7-5
2019 World Championship – Lost 5-0

How to follow the game 
There’s live coverage on FreeSports. Commentary will come from six-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.

GB social media
Twitter: @TeamGBicehockey
Facebook: @greatbritainicehockey
Instagram: @teamgbicehockey
TikTok: @gbicehockey

Live scoring
Click here for live scoring and statistics on the IIHF website.