Floorball World Cup: The Swiss national team wins and is in the semi-finals


FloorballThe dream of gold lives on – Switzerland is in the semi-finals of the home World Cup

Switzerland defeated Latvia 3:1 in the quarter-finals in Zurich. Now comes a duel against the Czech Republic or Slovakia.

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Have a good time. The floorball national team is in the semi-finals of the home world championship.
(Claudio Thoma/freshfocus)


Tongue out, ball in.  Jan Zaugg was man of the match with one goal and one assist.  (Claudio Thoma/freshfocus)

Tongue out, ball in. Jan Zaugg was man of the match with one goal and one assist.
(Claudio Thoma/freshfocus)


Nati was always one step ahead of the Latvians.

Nati was always one step ahead of the Latvians.


The dream lives on. The Swiss floorball team is still on track for medals at the home World Cup. After a win over Latvia in the quarter-finals, the national team is in the semi-finals. There you will meet the Czechia or Slovakia on Saturday. The decision came early in the match. Already in the first period, the Nats managed to create a decisive two-goal lead. The man of the match was Jan Zaugg from Floorball Köniz. The 24-year-old made it 1-0 and scored the second goal in his 50th international match. Nati had the game and the opponent under control in the first period.

In the middle period, Nati’s victory was suddenly in danger. The Latvians scored in the second minute and subsequently missed a number of good opportunities. Patrick Eder in the Swiss goal had to prove his skill more than once. Eder represented Pascal Meier’s true number one. The 32-year-old man was unavailable due to an upset stomach.

Sweden is only waiting for the final

In the last third, the Nats skilfully managed to take the lead. They were able to put up some offensive pins and were solid defensively. Maurer put the cap on in the 50th minute when he coolly converted a Schiess assist. The less than 5,500 fans were not offered a floorball spectacle on Thursday night, but the atmosphere in the Swiss Life Arena was still excellent.

through group win Switzerland can avoid favored Sweden and face the winner of the match between the Czech Republic and Slovakia in the semi-finals. This match is played on Friday evening, the semi-finals are played on Saturday.

“Maybe we were too sure”

“After a good opening phase, we were perhaps too confident,” said man of the match Jan Zaugg after the game. Asked about a good starting position, Zaugg said: “It’s definitely not going to be a sure thing, but I’d be lying if I said the chances of making the finals weren’t good.” But you don’t feel any pressure, you take the fans’ euphoria with you as positive energy, says the twenty-four-year-old.

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