It is assumed that there will always be 16 teams in the top division, if more countries appear in the draft (in this case,
teams in the lower division teams will fight to get to the top and, accordingly, to the world Cup).
16 teams will form 4 groups.
The composition of groups is based on the strengthrating of nationalteams, which is updated on the 33rd, 40th and 47th days of the season. The
composition of groups is formed as follows:
Group A: 1st, 8th, 12th, 16th places in theranking;
Group B: 2nd, 7th, 11th, 15th places in theranking;
Group C: 3rd, 6th, 10th, 14th places in theranking;
Group D: 4th, 5th, 9th, 13th places in theranking.
If a team with players that have an agerestriction (U20, U18) plays in one of the group matches with a player who
violates the age limit (example, older than U20 or U18 allows), that team will
be disqualified from the group and does not get into the playoff.
A win in regular time is awarded 3 points, inextra time or shootout – 2 points. for a loss in overtime or shootout – 1point.
The following indicators affect the allocation of places in a group:
Wins in regular time
Defeat in overtime
The difference of + and - goals
If two or more teams match all the additionalindicators listed above, then the team placement is affected only by individual
matches(a separate table is built and a comparison begins for the above
Two teams from each group enter the playoff.Pairs are formed as follows:
A1 - D2 = E1
D1 - A2 = G1
B1 - C2 = E2
C1 - B2 = G2
E1 - G2
The tournament runs from day 25 to day 32. Atthe time of the Olympics interrupted club life, in addition to the free agents
and trades. The last game round before the games is 24. 16 teams participate in
the Olympiad, divided into 4 groups (A, B, C, D) according to the rating formed
as follows. All teams have a base 1 point. Next, we consider adult world cups
for the previous 3 seasons.
For 1 place 3 points are given, for 2 - 2, for3-1. If teams have the same number of points, their place in the ranking is
determined randomly. Further groups are formed by teams from the rating:
A: 1, 8, 9, 16;
B: 2, 7, 10, 15;
C: 3, 6, 11, 14;
D: 4, 5, 12, 13;
After the group stage, the first-placed teams inthe group advance directly to the quarterfinals. The teams that took 2nd and
3rd places play 1/8. Winners take place in the 1/4.
A2 - D3 = E1
D2 - A3 = E2
B2 - C3 = E3
C3 - B2 = E4
A1 - E3 = H1
B1 - E1 = H2
C1 - E2 = H3
D1 - E4 = H4
H1 - H4 = W1, L1 (loser)
H2 - H3 = W2, L2
Third place match
L1 - L2
W1 - W2