Tre Kronor is in a group with Latvia, Slovakia and Finland and you meet them in that order.

The group winner and the best runner-up go straight to the quarterfinals.

The rest of the teams play the playoffs for the quarterfinals.

The women's crowns play a qualifier, which SVT broadcasts, in Luleå on 11-14 November.

There you meet France, Slovakia and a team that has not yet qualified for the qualifiers.

If Sweden were to go to the Olympics, they would be drawn into a group with Japan, China and two other qualified teams.

It is the "worse" of the groups.

The top three from it go to the quarterfinals while all the teams in the other five-team group go there.