The Bandy World Championship 2007 was held in Kemerovo, Russia, 27 January – 4 February 2007. 12 countries participated in the 2007 championships: Belarus, Finland, Kazakhstan, Norway, Russia, Sweden (group A) and Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Mongolia, the Netherlands and the United States (group B). Canada were initially supposed to be in the tournament but withdrew so Latvia took their place. Belarus retained their place in group A by beating the United States in a playoff in the previous tournament held in 2006. The time in Kemerovo is UTC+7.