RUSSIA NEW WORLD CHAMPION!
Russia recalled the title when the final of this year's World Championship was settled in Khabarovsk, Sunday, February 4. In the final, the Russian team won Sweden after a smooth and dramatic match. Probably the match was already settled during the first few minutes when Almaz Mirgazov shuffled the Swedish team by two quick goals. 1-0 after 2 minutes and 2-0 after just 5 minutes.
But Sweden got together and came back and dominated the game for a long time. After 63 minutes, the score was 4-4 and the match was exciting. 78 minutes into the game, Almaz Mirgazov became hero of the match and scored a goal for 5-4.
The goals in the match: 1-0 (2) Almaz Mirgazov, 2-0 (5) Almaz Mirgazov, 2-1 (16) Per Hellmyrs, 3-1 (26) Alan Dzhusoev, 3-2 (46) Johan Löfstedt, 4-2 ) Maxim Ishkeldin, 4-3 (61) Daniel Berlin, 4-4 (64) Adam Giljam, 5-4 (78) Almaz Mirgazov.
The last time Russia became world champion was 2015, then also in Khabarovsk. In the last two years Sweden has become world champion, in Ulyanovsk 2016 and in Sandviken 2017.
Finland took the bronze after victory against Kazakhstan 8-4.