Switzerland eliminated by Germany in the quarter-finals of the World Cup
All that for this. Switzerland, dominating in the group stage of the World Cup, fell in the quarter-finals on Thursday in Riga (Latvia). The Swiss selection was surprised by Germany…
All that for this. Switzerland, dominating in the group stage of the World Cup, fell in the quarter-finals on Thursday in Riga (Latvia). The Swiss selection was surprised by Germany (3-1). Last year, she had already finished at the top of her group, before stumbling in the quarters.
On Thursday, the Swiss team first conceded a winning goal: a long shot from Maximilian Kastner, which goalkeeper Robert Mayer seemed to have blocked. But the puck finally ped between his legs. Jonas Siegenthaler (New Jersey Devils) equalized at the start of the second period, but the Germans regained the lead in less than two minutes, thanks to John Peterka (Buffalo Sabers) then Nico Sturm (San Jose Sharks).
Switzerland misses the semi-finals since 2018
And the dreams of the Swiss to be brutally shattered. They failed to take advantage of the exclusion of Möritz Seider (Detroit Red Wings) and the five minutes of numerical superiority that followed. Switzerland has not seen the semi-finals of the World Cup since 2018. Two years later, Germany is back in the last four.
At the same time in Tampere, the United States, who had also finished first in their group (having won all their matches), easily got rid of the Czech Republic (3-0), on goals from Matt Coronato (Calgary Flames), Nick Perbix (Tampa Bay Lightning) and Cutter Gauthier. In the semi-finals, the Americans will meet Germany on Saturday.