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RUSSIA Y19 WORLD CHAMPION AFTER GOLDEN GOAL DRAMA!

Team Russia celebrating the gold!

Russia became World Champion in Y19 Boys at the tournament in Helsinki January 24-26 after great drama!

Russia took the lead with 2-0 in the first half after Sweden missed a penalty shot. In the second half, Sweden forced to catch up. Reduced to 1-2 in the 10th minute and made the second goal with only 2 minutes remaining. The game ended 2-2! Extension had to decide the match and after 4 minutes into extra time Roman Darkovsky was able to decide the match on a penalty shot and thus Russia was the world champion.

Finland finished third in the tournament after winning the bronze match 1-0 against Norway.

The goals in the final:

0-1 (21) Dmitry Kuraev
0-2 (25) Roman Darkovsky
1-2 (40) Edvin Isaksson
2-2 (58) Isac Karlsson
2-3 (64) Golden Goal for Russia on penalty shot by Roman Darkovsky