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TWG 2017: Sweden are The World Games Champions! – 30.07.2017

Sweden are the floorball The World games 2017 champions. They secured their victory on the sweetest way possible coming back from down 2-5 to a 7-5 win.

Claudio Laely´s two goals sent the Swiss into first intermission with a 2-1 lead and more was to come. Manuel Engel´s power-play goal seem to deflect in off a Swedish shoe and in the next shift Christoph Meier made it an almost incredible 4-1. Sweden reduced the score on a power play but Kevin Berry´s number five for Switzerland made the Swedish bench look unusually uneasy.

Unfortunately for the Swiss, it was all Sweden now. Johan Samuelsson waltzed in to lift the ball on the top corner and right after that there was Alexander Galante Carlström on a breakaway: 5-4 after an elegant backhand. To top it all, Sweden were awarded a penalty shot just fragments of seconds before the end of the period and Kim Nilsson did not miss.

In the third period, everything was different with the Swedes in it now and the Swiss having to think how they could have blown a three-goal lead in mere minutes. Four minutes into the period, Kim Nilsson scored Sweden´s sixth goal that turned out to be the winner. Switzerland pressed frantically but pulling their goalie just lead to Sweden´s number seven by Johannes Larsson just 18 seconds into full time.

Best players:
#97 Luca Graf (SUI)
#7 Kim Nilsson

Check out the post-game interview with Luca Graf (SUI) and Kim Nilsson (SWE)