Former striker of the Czech national hockey team, Olympic champion Igor Liba is dissatisfied with the fact that the Russian team has been suspended from participating in the world championships.
"What is it for? This is a circus, and nothing more. I do not recognize the World Cup without the Russians. This is not the World Cup," Sport.cz quotes him.
Earlier, the IIHF suspended the Russian national team from participation in international competitions of the 2023/24 season. Thus, the Russians will miss the 3rd World Cup in a row.