All meetings will be held on Thursday, May 23.
The national teams of Russia and the USA will fight at 5:15 pm in Bratislava at the Ondrej Nepel Arena. In parallel, the second semi-finalist will identify the national teams of Canada and Switzerland at the Steel Arena in Kosice.
The other two matches of the first round of the playoffs will be held at 21:15. The Czech Republic and Germany will meet in Bratislava, and the relations between Sweden and Finland will be clarified in Kosice.
Earlier it was reported that the charges of Ilya Vorobyov were sown under the first number in the World Cup playoffs.