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A guide to Sweden - Slovakia in the Ice Hockey World Cup

A guide to Sweden – Slovakia in the Ice Hockey World Cup


Tre Kronor plays their sixth game in the group stage against Slovakia, at 19.15 Sunday evening.


All World Cup matches are played in the Latvian capital, Riga.


The match is shown on SVT.

He can take revenge after the house fails

The last World Cup was a failure for host country Slovakia, who finished fifth in the group and missed the qualifiers – but this year looks brighter for the next rival Tre Kronor. Slovakia leads the group and enjoys a good spot in the table to secure the quarter-finals and thus take revenge after the fiasco on their home soil in the spring of 2019.

It’s hard to rate Slovakia after a slap in the face

In the Ice Hockey World Cup, irrational results replaced each other.

A telling example: Switzerland lost just once after four matches. This came against Tre Kronor, who was a historically poor performer, who won by a full 7-0 score. On the other hand, Switzerland itself beat Slovakia 8-1 on Thursday. It is Slovakia, not Sweden, however, that are heading towards the quarter-finals.

Tracking former duo Leksand:

A lot would likely be won for Tre Kronor if they could stop attacking duo Marek Hrevik and Peter Seehallaric, both of whom were major players at Lexand last season. He became the first of the points king in SHL and has scored two goals and four assists in the World Cup so far.

However, his colleague, Peter Sihalarik, was more severe. The Slovak club scored three goals and five assists in five matches before Sunday’s match against Sweden. In doing so, he is the strongest goalscorer in the entire World Cup.

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Spitting Against The Swiss – appeared against Tre Kronor

Slovakia did not see a good match against Switzerland on Thursday and fell 1-8 in full – which is to the effect of frustration.

After a blast in the third period, a frustrated Mislav Rosandic chose to spit in the direction of Swiss opponent Jonas Signthaler. For this, Rosandě¬ě┤ was suspended in the 2–0 win over Denmark. And so Slovak Hill became available again against Sweden, just like striker Christian Busbessel who was also suspended for a match after a major interference in the match against Switzerland.

World Cup matches in Sweden

Tre Kronor – Denmark 3-4

Tre Kronor – Belarus 0-1

Three Kronor – Switzerland 7-0

Three Crowns – Czech Republic 2-4

Tre Kronor – Great Britain 4-1

Only victory counts in a new fateful match

It is no exaggeration to say that the qualifiers have already started for Sweden after the surprise defeat by Denmark and Belarus and the defeat to the Czech Republic.

Winning over Great Britain was a prerequisite for the quarter-finals jumping for all-time survival. The same applies to the more difficult Slovakia and also the Russian Ice Hockey Federation team in the final round.

Sweden needs to climb among the top four in the group but is not currently overtaking sixth place.

Long-awaited message after injuries

Sweden has already lost two of its most influential players, striker Karl Klingberg and defender Nils Lundkvist. Both of them finished playing in the World Cup after injury, against Belarus and Switzerland, respectively.

So, it was a very welcoming message to the national team captain who came under pressure from Johan Garbenlov when captain Henrik Tomerence on Saturday sent a message that he was ready to play against Slovakia despite the heavy blow at the end of the match with Great Britain.

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Other matches on Sunday

15.15 Belarus – Switzerland

15.15 Italy – Canada

19.15 Finland – Latvia