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to eight teams in Group A. Qualified for Group A in 2015, they were allowed to also played in Group B, after Canada had withdrawn for financial reasons and Ukraine for political ones.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, 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.