In the night of Wednesday, decided all participants of the playoffs of the world hockey championship, taking place in Paris and Cologne, reports RIA “Novosti”. The last ticket to the quarter-finals was won by Germany. Russian team conceded the first place in group USA in the first elimination match will meet the Czech Republic.
The group stage of the tournament ended with a match of national teams of Latvia and Germany. Masters in Cologne prevailed in the shootout. At the same time to level the score in the main time they managed for 33 seconds before the end of the third period. Now in the quarterfinals, the Germans will fight with the representatives of Canada, who took first place in group B.
Russian hockey players on Tuesday lost against USA with the score 3:5, finishing in second place in group A. In this match, the Americans battled back three times.
The first rival of Russians in the playoffs will be the team of the Czech Republic. The match will take place in Paris.
The Americans in the quarterfinals will play against Finland.
Sweden will fight with the Swiss.
All quarterfinal matches will be held on Thursday 18 may.