Big victory at the home World Cup – Switzerland thanks to a gala evening 9:3 over Slovakia to win the group – Sport

  • The Swiss floorball team defeated Slovakia 9:3 in the last match of the WC group in Winterthur and secured victory in the group.
  • A total of 8 different scorers took care of 9 Swiss goals.
  • In Thursday’s quarter-finals (from 18:00 live on SRF), Switzerland will face the winner of the duel between Latvia and Estonia.
  • One point was enough for the Swiss national team to win in Group A in the final preliminary round match against Slovakia. However, it soon became clear that Switzerland was going for the win in Winterthur.

    4 goals between the 5th and 14th minute decided against the Slovaks, who were outplayed at the start. The opening point was established by Tim Braillard with a goal from a free kick – from close range he surprised with a direct shot into the corner. Then Jan Zaugg (7th), Tobias Heller (8th) and Michael Schiess (14th) quickly made it 4-0.

He was just shaking

Because the new goalkeeper Patrick Eder had to overcome a power shot by Michal Pazák (17th) and 30 seconds before the end of the period Peter Nehila, the game was even after 20 minutes, at least in terms of results.

Claudio Laely’s double strike midway through the game (29/31) – twice assisted by Paolo Riedi – quickly ensured a comfortable lead again. The Swiss didn’t let Michal Dudovic’s next goal in the 44th minute throw them off guard, but they started the gala evening themselves.

Patrick Mendelin scored to make it 7-3 after 47 minutes, Jan Bürki and Joel Rüegger scored twice in 8 seconds in the 58th minute to make it 9-3. In front of 2,000 fans in the arena, Nati even pushed for the 10th goal, but the Slovaks successfully defended their goal in the final phase.

Finland reacts to defeat

In the other Group A match, Finland beat Norway 7-2 after trailing 1-0. The Finns secured second place in the group behind Switzerland. For Nati, winning the group is important in that they can only face world champions Sweden in the final first.

Here’s how to proceed

The Swiss national team will play the quarter-finals on Thursday at 18:00 (live on SRF). The opponent is still open – Switzerland faces the winner of the round of 16 duel between Latvia (4th in Group B) and Estonia (1st in Group C).

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