Canada advanced, the Winter Olympics became the European semi-finals

Canada advanced, the Winter Olympics became the European semi-finals

Surprisingly, neither the United States nor Canada qualified for the semi-finals on Wednesday at the Beijing Olympics.

It was revealed earlier that the United States went out on penalties against Slovakia, and in the afternoon program, Sweden beat Canada 2-0. The teams didn’t find each other for a very long time, finally less than ten minutes before the end Lucas Wallmark His shot bounced off the defender’s pen and landed in the upper right corner.

A minute and a half before the end of the match, the Canadians dropped the goalkeeper, and he took advantage of that to score the second goal. Anton Lander.

Canada has missed the semi-finals for the first time since 2006, and the national team has won two gold medals and one bronze medal in the last three Olympics.

It is worth noting that there were so many missing players on the US and Canadian teams that NHL hockey players were unable to travel to the Olympics. And so the two hockey nations traveled to the tournament without their top players, but the early farewell is still disappointing.

The Swedish national team will meet with defending champion Russia on Friday in the final, and in the return match they will host a match between Finland and Slovakia.

Results – Winter Olympics, men’s hockey, quarter-finals

Sweden-Canada 2-0 (0-0, 0-0, 2-0)

Russian Olympic Committee – Denmark 3-1 (1-0, 1-1, 1-0)
Slovakia – USA 3-2 (1-1, 0-1, 1-0, 1-0), after penalties
Finland-Switzerland 5-1 (2-0, 1-1, 2-0)

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