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JJ Peterka (l.) led Germany to victory against France. © ANSA / KIMMO BRANDT

Quite confidently: Germany moves into the quarter-finals

Germany's national ice hockey team made it into the quarter-finals of the World Cup in Finland and Latvia with a clear win against France. Switzerland is now waiting there.

With a 5-0 win, the selection of German national coach Harold Kreis finally secured the necessary fourth place in preliminary group A on Tuesday in Tampere.

Alexander Ehl (4th minute), Frederik Tiffels (16th), NHL striker John-Jason Peterka (23rd), Daniel Fischbuch (44th) and Maximilian Kastner (54th) secured the fourth preliminary round win in a row with their goals .

Confusion about next venue

On Thursday, Germany will face Switzerland in the quarter-finals, who finished confidently first in preliminary group B. According to the regulations of the world association IIHF, the selection of the German Ice Hockey Federation actually has to travel to Riga, Latvia. According to DEB information, a final decision should not be made until late Tuesday evening. Accordingly, a quarter-final in Tampere is also quite possible.


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