According to Stals, Kulda recently underwent surgery and will not have time to fully recover for the world Cup, which begins on 6 may.

27-year old defender this season defended the colors of Finnish "Jokerit", which came out in the play-offs, but has not passed the first round of the Gagarin Cup (the club from Helsinki lost to Nizhny Novgorod "torpedo" of Peteris Skudra and Kaspars Daugavins).

The last time Arthur Kulda came into the national team last autumn, when she played two matches in the tournament "Eurochallenge" in Liepaja. At the world championship in hockey last played in 2014.

It also became known that in the Latvian national team at the 2016 world Cup will not play and the two veteran teams playing in Germany is a 37-year-old defender Arvid reķis ("Augsburg") and 39-year-old striker Herbert Vasiliev ("Krefeld"). In addition, the head coach of a national team Leonid Beresnev should not count on defender Riga "Dinamo" Marisa Yassa, who, like Kulda also recently had surgery.