SEMIFINALS 1st/4th PLACES
In front of more than 2,000 people, Spain won the first semifinal against France after an amazing game during which both teams went ahead an then come back. The final result of 8-2 didn’t tell about the suspense characterizing the whole game. Once again, France played at the same level than Spain and suffered most of the goal in the last minutes of the game when surrendered. On its side, Spain succeeded to stay in the game when France went ahead at the beginning of the 2nd half and then prevailed thanks to its young players and Two decisive goals scored by the Galician player Edu Lamas.
The second semifinal was even more balanced. The 1st half was something like a chess game between the teams, with a lot of strategy and not many real goal opportunities. After di advantage of Portugal, Italy tied and passed ahead scoring a goal while Portugal was playing in powerplay. As happened against Frane, Portugal performed its come back in the 2nd half. The Portuguese team scored twice, passing ahead again, while Italy wasted a direct hit before suffering the 4th Portuguese point.
France and Italy will play for the medal bronze starting from 5 PM CET.
SEMIFINALS 5th/8th PLACES
Andorra and Switzerland will play for the 5th place at 3 PM after having won their games today. Andorra clearly prevailed on England, while Switzerland won against Germany after a neverending game that went to the extra time.
England and Germany will play for the 7th place at 12.30 PM.
In the group from 9th to 11th place, Netherlands conquered three points again Belgium and now lead the stending. The game against Austria, scheduled at 10 AM, will decide the final positions.
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