DrThe Kazakhstan ice hockey team suffered its first World Cup defeat in Latvia before meeting Germany. As expected, the rising team lost 3-0 to the USA on Tuesday (0-1, 0-1, 0-1). Previously, they had surprised Kazakhs in Riga by defeating host Latvia and embarrassing defending champion Finland. The Underdog scored both wins after a penalty shootout. For the United States, this was the second victory in the preliminary round after 1: 2 against the Finns and 5: 1 in the prestige duel with Canada.
Finland rehabilitated Tuesday evening for embarrassment against Kazakhstan with 5: 2 (1: 1, 2: 0, 2: 1) against Norway. This means that Germany tops the Group B table with nine points after three days of matches, ahead of Latvia and Finland (7 points) and the United States of America (6).
National coach Tony Soderholm’s side clash with Kazakhstan on Wednesday (3:15 pm / Sport 1) with three wins from three matches and the self-assurance of their first World Cup victory over Canada in 25 years.
In Group A, Sweden, 11-time world champions, scored their first win in the third game on Tuesday – that’s impressive. With 7: 0 (2: 0, 2: 0, 3: 0) Tre Kronors has yet to leave Switzerland, which so far has been very convincing, the slightest chance. Slovakia leads the group after three matches with nine points, against Russia and Switzerland (both 6) and Denmark (5).