Latvia national bandy team

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Association Latvia's Bandy Federation
Head coach Russia Sergei In-Fa-Lin
Team colors          
First international
Latvia Latvia 5 – 0 Mongolia Mongolia
Kemerovo, 28 January 2007
Biggest win

Hungary Hungary 2 – 10 Latvia Latvia
Moscow, 27 January 2008

Latvia Latvia 8 - 0 Japan Japan
Irkutsk, 31 January 2014
Biggest defeat
Canada Canada 18 – 1 Latvia Latvia
Kazan, 29 January 2011
Bandy World Championship
Appearances 9 (first in 2007)
Best result 7th (2015)

The Latvian national bandy team took part in its first Bandy World Championship in 2007 as a replacement for Canada who had to withdraw from the competition. In 2014 they won Group B for the first time, following an increase from six to eight teams in Group A. Qualified for Group A in 2015, they were allowed to also played in Group B, after Canada had withdrawn for financial reasons and Ukraine for political ones. After winning that tournament,[1] they were guaranteed Group A status also in 2016, even in case of last place in Group A. However, after losing all matches of the group stage, USA were beaten for the first time in the match for seventh place.[2]

Tournament participation[edit]

World Championships[edit]

  • 2007 - 8th place (2nd in Group B)
  • 2008 - 9th place (3rd in Group B)
  • 2009 - 10th place (4th in Group B)
  • 2010 - 8th place (2nd in Group B)
  • 2011 - 9th place (3rd in Group B)
  • 2012 - 10th place (4th in Group B)
  • 2013 - 9th place (3rd in Group B)
  • 2014 - 9th place (1st in Group B)
  • 2015 - 7th place

External links[edit]

Facebook page


  1. ^ Group B
  2. ^ Group A