CLEAR: Here is Tre Kronor’s opposition in the WC quarter-finals | Three Crowns
After the sudden loss against the USA, Tre Kronor finished in second place in group A, which means that third in group B awaits on Thursday when the quarter-finals of the hockey World Cup are held.
Sweden’s opposition and the venue for that clash would only be decided when Latvia-Switzerland, which met later on Tuesday, was finished.
Decided in power play
It was a dramatic event that went into overtime.
There, Tampa player Rudolf Balcers stepped forward and became a great Latvian match hero when he scored 4-3 in the power play. Thus, Latvia finishes third in group B.
This means that Sweden will face Latvia in Riga on Thursday. Match start 19.20 Swedish time.
– Very exciting task. The Latvians have five straight victories and show against Switzerland that they play as passionately as the fans cheer in the stands. We pack up and get ready for the match on Thursday, says national team captain Sam Hallam.
THE QUARTERFINALS OF THE WC
Switzerland-Germany, match start 15.20
USA-Czech Republic, 15.20
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