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Ice Hockey World Championships: DEB-USA Quarterfinal Potential Switzerland – USA Effortless

Status: 05/21/2023 10:48 PM

If Germany reaches the quarter-finals at the Ice Hockey World Championships Finland and Latvia, there will be a prestige duel with arch-rivals Switzerland once again. USA celebrated a landslide victory.

The Confederation also won their preliminary round match against the Czech Republic 4-2 (1-1, 2-0, 1-1) and are thus first in Group B in Riga. To date, the Swiss national team has won all six matches of the preliminary round, including against the record world champion Canada (3: 2).

Germany is hoping for fourth place

Germany can only qualify for the quarter-finals after finishing fourth in Group A in Tampere and will need to travel to Latvia for Thursday’s knockout game. In the previous semi-finals in 2010 and 2021, Germany won the quarter-finals against Switzerland.

Only if Denmark, Germany’s main rival, wins the remaining two matches against Sweden (Monday) and Finland (Tuesday) and scores at least five points, Germany will also win the last preliminary round against France (Tuesday / 11.20am) that misses. Quarterfinals.

The United States does not give France a chance

The United States showed no weaknesses going 9-0 (3-0, 1-0, 5-0) against France. The Americans are still in first place with the optimal number of points. In the Swiss group, Slovakia, who finished third in the Olympics, kept alive hopes of reaching the quarter-finals after a tough 1-0 (0-0, 1-0, 0-0) battle against newly promoted Slovenia.