Photos of the feelings of the players of our national team went around the world. Enthusiastic and sometimes teary-eyed Swiss women sang the national anthem after their quarter-final thriller against Russia. A 3-2 win in extra time after a 0-2 loss is pure ecstasy!
“We couldn’t stop believing the turnaround,” says star striker Lara Stalder. And some older players were reminded of the Olympic bronze games in Sochi. We knew there was only one hit and no one can stop us.”
Coach Colin Muller also admits after the quarterfinal win: “The emotions are so high at the moment, I’m incredibly happy for this team. It never gave up and always believed in winning. It’s been through the ages.” It’s a game.” Overtime heroine Laura Zimmerman still remembers the words after the semifinal, saying “the feeling after this hit is indescribable”.
But now on Tuesday night Canada await a hammering rival Swiss woman in the semi-finals. In Women’s World Cup history, the Canadian has made it to the final every time since 1990, with one exception (2019), winning ten World Cup golds.
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For our women’s national team, this is only the second World Cup semi-final after 2012. At that time she took a 0:10 SWAT against the United States, but then won the sensational World Cup bronze medal in a 6–2 victory over Finland.
Since then, Swiss women’s hockey and players have developed significantly. This team has what it takes to write a hockey fairy tale.
In the second semi-final game, there will be a duel between USA and Finland in Calgary (KA). The medal will be decided on Tuesday.
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