- Canada lost 2-3 to Denmark in Group A in the World Cup in Finland, but is still in the quarter-finals.
- Italy defeated Kazakhstan 2:5 and was relegated to the second division.
- In Group B, Austria won the big match to face Great Britain 5:3.
- The Czech Republic defeats the United States 1-0 and advances to the knockout stages.
Canada – Denmark 2:3 – After defeating Switzerland 6-3, the Canadians were eager to show a reaction against Denmark. This project erred. The strong Danes took a 2-0 lead in the first third thanks to Marcus Loresen and Peter Regen. After the Canadian goal of Max Comtois, Matthias Bau increased again in the 52nd minute. The North Americans couldn’t do more than 2:3 for Ryan Greaves. Despite the bankruptcy, the Canadians reached the quarter-finals, because after 7 rounds the duo of Denmark and Slovakia at most one team could be better. One point is definitely enough for the Danes to advance against the Slovaks on Tuesday.
Kazakhstan 5-2 Italy The last match of the group stage witnessed the final match between the Kazakhs and the Italians, as they remained in the First Division. The Central Asian team, who had previously played 6 matches without a point, won 5-2 and relegated Italy to the First Division. Kazakhstan was the better team, after two stints the shot ratio was 25:11 in their favour. However, they were only 3-2 ahead at that point. But at the beginning of the final third, the decision was made by the team of coach Yuri Mikhailis. Roman Starchenko and Nikita Mikhailis scored the score 5-2 with two goals in the 44th and 47th minutes.
Austria – Great Britain 5:3 – Just as in Group A, there was also a showdown in Group B in their struggle against relegation. The British needed a win over Austria after 60 minutes to continue creating the miracle. It looked good for a long time, after 2 thirds a 2:0 lead, after 46 minutes 3:1. But with the knife on their neck, the Austrians really turned things around. Dominic Heinrich, Benjamin Nessner, Thomas Raffel and Peter Schneider turned the game around with their goals. Great Britain was relegated to the first division.
United States – Czech Republic 0:1 – The duel for third place and an early qualification for the quarter-finals became a close affair. The Czechs won the match 1-0 over the United States and got their ticket to the knockout stage. The winner of the match was Matej Blummel with a goal in the eighth minute. Americans can complete the payment up to the last eight on Tuesday. One point against Norway is enough to advance.
SRF Two, sportlive, May 22, 2022, 7:00 p.m.; ruminant
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