The national team of Russia on Thursday has overcome the quarterfinal barrier at home the world championship on hockeywhich passes these days in the ice arenas of Moscow and St. Petersburg.
The team of Oleg Znarka scored a comeback victory over team Germany with the score 4:1 and now on Saturday in Moscow will compete in the finals with the Finns. Other semifinal pair will be team USA and Canada.
In the match against the Germans in the Russian team scored a double Vadim Shipachev, another goal was scored by Evgeny dadonov and Alexander Ovechkin. Sergei Bobrovsky at the fifth minute of the match managed to upset Patrick Reimer.
Thursday in other pairs Finland defeated Denmark 5:1, Canada defeated Sweden 6:0, and team USA in overtime managed to defeat the Czech Republic 2:1.
“The Finns are a good team, mobile. This is the best rival which will play. But we know how they will play, will try to properly prepare for it. On what are we gonna do the accent? We will understand,” – said at a press conference the main trainer of Russians Oleg Znarok.
The press service of the tournament recalls the “horrible tradition”, which in recent history has become for the Russians meeting with the Finns. The most humiliating defeat players from the country Suomi have caused the Russians in the quarterfinals of the Olympics-2014 in Sochi.
However, in the world Cup semi-final does not have to choose, and traditions in sports exist in order to strive to break them.