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- At the World Floorball Championship in Zurich, the Czech Republic won the quarter-finals over Slovakia smoothly 9:4.
- This means that Switzerland will face the Czech Republic in the semi-finals.
- Finland defeated Germany 11-2 without controversy and ran into Sweden in the semi-finals.
The Czechs let Slovakia hope for a surprise in Zurich’s Swiss Life Arena only for a very short time: when Michal Miske (25th) reduced the score to 2:4 after the first break, which is worth seeing. But the Czech reacted vehemently, stretched her muscles and made it 7:2 and later even 9:2 within 125 seconds. The quarter-finals of the World Championship, in which Switzerland’s opponent was determined, finally ended clearly 9:4 in favor of the Czechs.
Watch out for the Czech offensive
The Czechia, under the leadership of two-time scorer Matej Havlas and 20-year-old top talent Filip Langer, repeatedly presented their opponents with unsolvable problems. The Swiss national team will be watching the match very closely – especially the defense.
Whether the revenge for the defeat at the last World Cup will be successful, we will find out on Saturday from 17:30 in Zurich and at the SRF. For once, the fight with Jaroslav Berka’s team is not a battle for bronze: four times in a row there was a “small final” between Switzerland and the Czech Republic.
When the eternal final becomes a semi-final
Sweden and Finland will meet in the second semi-final – the final of the last eight (!) World Cups. After “Tre Kronor” countered Norway 18-2 on Thursday, “Suomi” followed it up with an 11-2 win over Germany on Friday.
The Finns were leading 6:1 after the first period. The result was that the Northern Europeans took their foot off the gas and limited themselves mainly to managing the lead. The Germans can take solace in the fact that they scored two wonderful goals. Tino von Pritzbuer (9th) posted a running score of 1-1, which is worth seeing. Michel Wöcke caused a stir with his “Zorro” penalty (24th).
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