The United States had no problems with Slovakia and won 6-1. In the quarter-final between Switzerland and Germany, it became even more exciting. That match went to penalties. There, Marcel Knobels decided to choose Germany with the “Foppa Punishment”.
After an extraordinarily exciting team seal, today’s qualifiers finally began in the Hockey World Cup – but without the participation of Sweden. Despite the Swedish absence, we tackled hockey in the quarter-finals.
The United States crushed Slovakia 6-1 and managed to equalize the semi-finals without much trouble. They went 3-0 up already in the first period, then Brian BoyleAnd the Colin Blackwell And the Conor Garland Score one goal each. Halfway through the period then came 3-1 through the points king Peter Cehlaric – But despite Leksandsstjärnan’s goal, there was no tension.
Colin Blackwell made the score 4-1, Alexander Khmelevsky 5-1 Conor Garland finished scoring by scoring his second goal of the match. This is the fifth time in the last eight World Cups that the United States has reached the semi-finals.
Drama Penalty Kicks
In the second quarter of the final, it got even more exciting – as expected. The meeting between Switzerland and Germany turned out to be a real thriller, even on penalties.
Switzerland tied their early grip on the match. Ramon Untersandre make 1-0 and Fabrice Herzog 2-0. After that, Germany took over completely. Tom Kunkel to 2-1 – and with only 44 seconds left, it was a tie Leon Gawank.
After extra time without goals, the match went to a penalty shootout. Both teams missed the first two penalties. Then the stars rose Timo Meyer And the Dominic Cahoun A striker and scored in the third penalty round. Then the two teams missed the fourth penalty kick. there, jiGregory Hoffman For Switzerland – then I got Marcel Neubels Germany’s decision-making opportunity. Take that opportunity.
With a substitute penalty kick “Foppa” from the 1994 Olympics, he excelled cleverly Leonardo Genone In Switzerland money and took Germany to the semi-finals. The Olympic silver medalist from 2018 is in his first World Cup semi-final since 2010.
– It’s the tournament’s penalty kick, said SVT expert, Jonas Anderson.
Tonight, Canada and Russia, as well as Finland and the Czech Republic, will meet in the remaining quarters.