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On 14 June 2015 at 09:06 | updated on 16 June 2015 at 18:57

2015 Worlds of Roller Hockey: Double finals for the Czech Republic

2015 Worlds of Roller Hockey: Double finals for the Czech Republic

While the French keep on with their flawless performance, smashing the Italians in semi-finals, the Czech Republic allow themselves the luxury of qualifying both their teams for the finals, confirming even more their status of great nation of roller hockey. The USA complete the top-4 thanks to their 1-0 victory against Spain...

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Focus on the penultimate day of the worlds

Mondial roller hockey 2015 : double finale pour la République Tchèque

Senior Women: the Spanish failure

While India has already finished their worlds, getting the 9th place, the other teams keep on battling. Argentina got rid of Mexico with a score of 3 to 1 and will meet Italy for the 5th place game. The goalie level is very high, and the two semi-finals didn't see much goals scored. The Czech Republic had to wait until the last minutes of the extra time to free themselves from the Finnish.
The Czech place themselves as the favorites for the title. However they will have to find the solution to foil the main weapon of the USA: Jetta Rackleff. With her 96.2% of goal stops since the beginning of the worlds, she is leading the goalies ranking, and enabled the USA to beat the Spanish 1 to 0.

The Spanish women, just like the juniors, struggled with the USA. And yet, in both divisions, they got hold of the puck and had many penalties in their favor to make the difference. Spain grows year after year but still hasn't reached the bar of the finals (except for the junior women).

Mondial roller hockey 2015 : double finale pour la République Tchèque

Junior Men: The stratospheric French

The juniors were less disposed to maintain the suspense. It's been confirmed since the 7-0 group game between the USA and the Czechs that the East players are a cut above the rest. They did it again without answering to the opposing provocations, hammering a score of 11-1.

The France-Italy game promised to be much more open. At least on paper, because the French left no chance to the Italians, choking them little by little, playing like world champions eager to keep their title. The 8-2 victory is clear and puts the French in the best conditions to meet the Czechs in Finals. The ultimate game is going to be physical. It will be the rematch of last year where the French had knocked out the quintuple world champions to everyone's surprise, at home, in an arena on fire, and during the extra time. The Czechs want their revenge and seem even stronger this year.

Mexico and Colombia will meet on Sunday morning for the 7th place, before Spain and Switzerland for the 5th place game. the Junior finals will take place at 5:15pm, and will be followed by the women's finals at 6:15pm.

Mondial roller hockey 2015 : double finale pour la République Tchèque

Results of the day

Junior men

  • Mexico 1 / 5 Spain
  • Switzerland 4 / 2 Colombia
  • Czech Republic 11 / 1 USA
  • France 8 / 2 Italy

Senior women

  • Argentina 3 / 1 Mexico
  • Colombia 2 / 6 Italy
  • Czech Republic 2 / 1 Finland
  • USA 1 / 0 Spain

Useful links

2015 Worlds of Roller Hockey: Junior Men's Results

2015 Worlds of Roller Hockey: Senior Women's Results

2015 Worlds of Roller Hockey: Back on the quarter finals

2015 Worlds of Roller Hockey: Let's get down to business

At the heart of the 2015 Worlds of Roller Hockey

2015 Worlds of Roller Hockey: It's on!

Before the 2015 Worlds of Roller Hockey

Our page dedicated to the 2015 Worlds of Roller Hockey

Follow the live results on Rsportz

By Sébastien Marpeau
Translation: Chloe Seyres
Photos : Eddy Wegrzyn
Released  on 14 June 2015 - Read 2201 times


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