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On 19 July 2013 at 21:07 | updated on 24 July 2013 at 13:52

2013 Senior World Championships of Inline Hockey: 4th day of competition

2013 Senior World Championships of Inline Hockey: 4th day of competition

After the group games, the final phases of the 2013 Senior World Championships of Inline Hockey are about to start. Taking stock on the meetings of the fourth day in Anaheim, USA...

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Switzerland having a great fright, Sweden and Great Britain playing with the big boys

Championnat du Monde Senior 2013 : quatrième journée

Whereas on paper the day didn't promise to be very thrilling, it turned out to be pretty interesting and full of twists and turns. The small teams didn't give up and showed the regular improvements of some countries.

To the end of suspens

Meeting Germany was only a formality for Switzerland and yet, it was close to turning into a nightmare. We had to wait until the overtime to see Switzerland impose themselves in utter suffering and finally reach the quarter finals. Switzerland will then play against France. The latter's encounter with the brave but modest team Argentina was a foregone conclusion. Great Britain finally got done with Columbia: England will enter the high groups next year... And meet the Czech Republic at the next round. On the other side of the charts, the USA are exempt from eighth finals. They will play against Sweden. The Swedish team will take the place of Latvia in the upper group after their last-minute victory facing the Latvian team. Last but not least, Canada and Italy will fight against each other after having easily passed Brazil and Australia.

Senior World roller-hockey Championships 2013: 4th day of competition

World Cup

At the bottom of the chart, the group crossing enabled Australia to beat Namibia two seconds before the beginning of the penalty shoot-outs. Mexico had to go through shoot-outs to defeat Venezuela. Germany made short work of India, New Zealand beat Japan 14 to 2. All those team play now for a place at the World Cup, which is the equivalent of a World Championship of second division. The cup enables to maintain some challenge in the competition.

Columbia and New Zealand follow their ways

In the women's category, Canada and the USA haven't played yet. New Zealand imposed themselves 5 to 2 facing Mexico, while Columbia beat Great Britain by a short head (1-2).

Argentina made short work of China (5-0) just as Namibie (2-10). The North-American pair seems unreachable.

26 games scheduled on Friday

The last day at the Honda Center will witness games from 7 to 10... AM to PM! The quarter finals of the men's will take place in the morning, then the semi-finals in the evening. A long and decisive day for everybody before a finale at Huntington Beach.

Senior World roller-hockey Championships 2013: 4th day of competition

Results of the 4th day of the 2013 Senior Worlds

Senior Men

Germany2 - 3Switzerland
Italy9 - 0Australia
Brazil1 - 14Canada
Argentina1 - 7France
Japan2 - 14New Zealand
Colombia3 - 4 Great Britain
Venezuela3 - 4Mexico
Latvia2 - 5Sweden
India1 - 27Germany
China0 - 14Brazil
Namibia3 - 4Australia

Senior Ladies

Argentina5 - 0China
Germany4 - 3Australia
Great Britain1 - 2Colombia
Brazil1 - 3India
China2 - 10Namibia
New Zealand5 - 2Mexico
Namibia2 - 3Argentina

Senior World roller-hockey Championships 2013: 4th day of competition

Links

Senior World Championships 2013: tough day for leaders

www.2013firsworldchampionships.org

 

Texte and photos by Roller Addict
Translation: Alfathor 
Mise en ligne  on 19 July 2013 - Read 3057 times


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