WORLDWIDE – First place in group A is between Switzerland and Canada



Switzerland faces Canada today at 8:20 p.m. for a 35th duel between the two nations. At stake, first place in Group A, also contested by the Czechia which will play against Canada on Tuesday evening, and the assurance of remaining in Prague in the event of victory. Patrick Fischer’s men have so far proven that they have the means to overthrow the best teams fielded in this world championship and obtain good results. As proof, the match won against the host country, Czechia, on penalties six days ago.

But, the Nati will have to play a full and error-free match against André Tourigny’s men. Canadians who will obviously be very cautious in the face of a Swiss team which could clearly, once again, put a spoke in their wheels. “Switzerland plays very well, it’s obviously a very strong hockey country”captain John Tavares told the IIHF website. “They got some of their NHL players back who are playing very well. So it will be a very difficult test. For us, it’s important to come together here, prepare for their strengths, see where we can improve in order to meet this challenge. »

The history of confrontations between Swiss and Canadians in recent years speaks in favor of the Nati. We obviously remember that they won 3-2 last year in Riga, but also by a score of 6-3 in Helsinki two years ago. The Maple Leaf players’ last victory dates back to 2019 in the quarterfinals in Kosice, Slovakia. The 2024 version of Canada is by far not impregnable, provided of course that we deliver another very, very solid performance this evening.




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