Canada and Sweden defend themselves against Aus

Canada and Sweden defend themselves against Aus

Ice hockey world cup

Canada and Sweden defend themselves against Aus

Canada’s Cole Parfetti (M) scored a goal.

Photo: DPA

Riga Germany’s national ice hockey team can make it to the quarter-finals of the World Cup on Monday.

After Latvia’s 2: 3 (1: 1, 0: 1, 1: 0) against Finland after extra time, Germany won against USA (3:15 pm / Sport 1) on Monday after 60 minutes The need is there, and Kazakhstan will then have to lose to Norway. If this does not happen, the German team will still have to reach the knockout round at their hands: on Tuesday, Group B will face a direct fight against host Latvia.

The 26-time world champion Canada held her short quarterfinal chance against Italy with a still 7: 1 (4: 0, 2: 1, 1: 0) still uncompetitive and pointless. For the young Canadians, this was their third consecutive win after three defeats at the start of the World Cup. To reach the quarter-finals, the Canadian team will need to hope for help by winning over defending champions Finland on Tuesday.

In Group A, Swiss may plan a knockout round. The Swiss celebrated their fourth win against Belarus in the preliminary round with 6: 0 (2: 0, 2: 0, 2: 0). Sweden retained their chance for the quarter-finals with 3–1 (0–1, 1–0, 2–0) against Slovakia in the evening. The former world champion’s final opponent in the preliminary round is Russia on Monday.

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