Sweden and Norway qualify to the WFC final round. Poland to meet France in a third place match tomorrow. Hungary with Liechtenstein for the fifth position.
Liechtenstein v Belgium
Down two goals in the 30th minute, Liechtenstein produced one of the best comebacks in their history winning third international match ever. Lukas Good played a crucial part in Liechtenstein win, saving total of 21 shots and was duly responsible for the majestic turnaround. With 2 points Liechtenstein takes 3rd place in group D and will play for the 5th place on Saturday. Best player awards went to Remo Tischhauser (1+1) and Thomas De Saedeleer (1+0).
Sweden v Hungary
Hungary were looking for their first win in the qualification event this year, but the World Champions controlled the entire game. Sweden conceded only one goal in two group stage games while scoring 33. Swedes delivered incredible individual performances when Jesper Sankell scored hatt-trick and Kevin Haglund netted twice and assisted three. Sweden qualifies to the World Championships final round and will play tomorrow for the first place in EUR2. Match statistics available here.
Poland v Norway
The team who wins will ensure their participation in the World Championships final round and face Sweden in tomorrow’s final. The pace of the game was relentless from the beginning but it was the young Norwegian team that pushed on and lead 3-0 after the first period. Poland couldn’t find a way to Halvorsen‘s goal despite playing in power play. Poles continued the attacks but could not improve their shooting efficiency and Norway kept the three goal distance before the last period. Erlend Vestby extended the lead to 4 goals before the final whistle. Match statistics available here.
Find all the match recordings from IFF YouTube Channel 1.
Photos are available here.