The Swedes have become the first to step into the Final
It was snowing for the whole night in Irkutsk, but before the game stopped as if by magic. The organizers even managed to clean the ice field of the Trud stadium, so the weather did not alter the course of the match. The Swedes ‘harnessed the horse slowly but drove fast’: having scored the first goal at the 17th minute, they were leading 3:0 by the 24th. The first half finished accordingly, while in the second half the Finnish team finally all went to pieces and their competitors brought the matter to the full blowout.
Post-match press conference
Pirjo Ahonen, head coach of the Finnish team:
– The Swedish team is a very serious competitor, so the game was extremely hard. It was easier for us than yesterday, because there was no bright sun today. However, unfortunately, we couldn’t keep up long enough with one of the candidates for the golden medals.
Annika Lundberg, head coach of the Swedish team:
– We thoroughly got prepared for the meeting with the Finnish team. Yesterday we had a tensed day: the team conducted two matches in a row and played earlier today than the others. But our ladies are ready for such trials and are surely aimed only at the victory. They were performing great today and deserved to win.
Фото Татьяны Глюк и Анны Пьяновой
Press center of the V girls world championship U-17