Why Finland against Russia ?

Discussion in 'International Tournaments' started by habitue*, Feb 22, 2006.

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  1. habitue*

    habitue* Guest

    Can someone explain me why the top seeded "A" group team (Finland) will have to play against Russia (2nd in "B" group) instead of playing Sweden (3rd in "B" group") or the Czech Republic (if they win against Slovakia) which was fourth in the "A" group. Makes no sense to me. It means two of the top teams will play against each other in the quarter final and the two weakest will face each other. Doesn't make sense to me.
     
  2. The Kingslayer

    The Kingslayer Registered User

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    but can you imagine a sweden vs finland matchup for the gold? :eek:
     
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    Yes, it's a goodfella deal in IIHF. :biglaugh:

    Any games are good if the final is played
    between FIN and SWE :bow:

    It's a love-and-hate bittersweet struggle
    for both the players and the fans. It's the
    worst and the best at the same time.
    I'm not sure any other derby can match
    that in the emotional level.

    A hockey-masochist's dream in our
    neighbourhood.
     
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    Answer to original post:

    So that the two group winners can't face each other before the final game.
     
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