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12-30-2012, 10:10 PM
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Originally Posted by MyNameIsNobody View Post
In the 2011 IIHF World Championships in the Qualifying round Sweden Lost to Canada 3-2 this way they got to play Germany instead of Russia in the Playoff Round. Canada Played Russia in the Playoff Round and got eliminated (2-1) from medal contention....Anyways..Finland won gold and Sweden won silver...

To this day i believe Sweden deliberately lost to Canada that day to NOT face Russia...

The same i believe will happen here...I believe Russia will deliberately loose this game for an easier path to gold...
The most obvious deliberate loss was in the 2006 Olympics when Sweden lost to Slovakia on purpose to play Switzerland in the QF who finished second in Pool A (Beat Canada 2-0). If Sweden won against Slovakia they would have faced Canada in the QF.

Sweden ended up winning gold. Slovakia went out in the QF.

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