Ilya Kovalchuk (middle)Photo: Grigory Sysoev/ RIA Novosti
Striker and captain of the national team of Russia on hockey Ilya Kovalchuk commented on the team’s victory in the opening match at the world Cup against Norway (5:2). The word athlete leads Sport24.
Kovalchuk has noticed that the team needed another way to finish the end of the match. With the score 5:0, the Russians conceded twice. He also noted that his partners were a bit worried before the first game, and also said that they had to get used to the peculiarities of ice.
While Kovalchuk refused to speak about the loss of Canadians who in a parallel match lost to Finland 1:3. “I’m not interested in the performance of other teams, we have a huge reserve, we will prepare for the next game,” said the striker.
Meeting with Norway was held earlier on 10 may and ended with the score 5:2. Kovalchuk effective action was not observed.
Following the game, team Russia will hold on may 12. Team rival will be Austria. Also in the group stage the Russians will meet with the teams of Sweden, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Latvia and Italy.
The world Cup will be held from 10 to 26 may in Bratislava and košice. The current winner is the national team of Sweden.
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