Not so long ago, when the Men’s Curling World Cup was reached in Canada and those games were scattered across the table, there could have been a major win for Canadian cartoonists.
The “must-win” games – places on the bingo card.
But those days are over. Which was proved this week.
Canada is on the verge of missing out on qualifying for the event, but more importantly, it does not have a great chance to qualify for the 2022 Olympics.
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Brendan Butcher and his team outside Edmonton have been a symbol of continuity over the years. She was one of the best teams in the world. The Barrier reached the finals four times in a row and finally breaking the title this year is no small feat.
But an international phenomenon where the weight of a maple leaf is weighed down is a completely different animal. Metager and his friends swing sideways.
With a 7-4 record and two games remaining in the Robben Tour, Canada will have to defeat Norway against Germany in the final on Thursday night (9PM ET) and on Friday. The six best Robben teams qualify for the playoffs and advance to Beijing.
Look Russia’s first win against Canada in the world:
nothing is easy
It seemed that Canada would easily secure a place. But then it happened on Wednesday.
Canada lost to the Russian Football Association for the first time in this event. They lost to Korea for the first time on the first day.
In a spectacular collapse on Wednesday night, Canada defeated Sweden 9–7, beating their final three finals 7–1.
The situation is now uncomfortably tense.
The rest of the world has been gaining ground in Canada for years. The rhetoric of the last decade has been that international teams have won against Canada. They are now at the same level as Canada and pressures have reached different levels.
There is not much gold to tell since the 2018 Olympics, when Canadians failed to climb the podium for the first time in the history of the Games.
As dire as it is, this is not the time for Canadians to panic. Metager is known for his determination and calm demeanor. He showed it again in a post-game interview again last night and his voice is calm and relatively optimistic.
“We really have to divide the day,” Butcher told reporters. “We really played some very good endings as a team.” We got very good shots. When we are back on ice tomorrow [Thursday] It should be a completely new game.
We will learn a lot about the character of this team in the coming days. And the past shows that they will meet in the moment.
There is no doubt that this is a wild and somewhat bizarre thing. Think where Switzerland, the Olympic bronze medalist and archer, sits. The Swiss defeated five before the last two days of Robin’s tour. No one could have expected this.
It is almost inconceivable that Canada or Switzerland should have one last chance for an Olympic qualifier, but here we are.
Look Canada’s fall against Sweden:
The butcher team is flexible
The butcher team knows how to be resilient after three consecutive defeats in the Briar to rise from the ashes of granite this year and win the national championship. The rink will have to dig deeper than before to make an unforgettable comeback if it is possible not only in qualification but also in the medal game.
But if the butcher team toured the rest of the way and lost that opportunity at the Olympics, not all were lost to Canada.
Last Chance qualifiers are planned for next December. Exact dates and location will be announced. Between nine and eleven teams will compete against each other and occupy three or four places, where host China relies on the remainder of the men’s world championships.
The Canadian Olympic Curling Trials are scheduled to be held in Saskatoon in late November to see which team will represent Canada at the Games. But whichever team can be chaotic.
It also makes some Canadian football fans and Canadian curling fans not want to think.
It is very easy to avoid. Just win the rest of the way.
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