Historical sensation at the Ice Hockey World Cup embarrassed propagandists from Russia
The Latvian ice hockey team sensationally defeated Team USA in the match for third place at the World Championship and won the bronze medals of the World Cup for the first time in its history. The match in Tampere, Finland ended in overtime with a score of 3:4.
Before the game, bookmakers were clear in their preferences, taking bets on the U.S. victory at odds of 1.63. The success of the Latvian national team was rated much more modestly at 4.19, while a draw in regulation time (which happened) was quoted at 4.89.
Prior to that, the Latvian team participated in the quarterfinals of the World Hockey Championships five times and lost all five times.
Note that a week ago, Russia's main propaganda TV channel, Match TV, stopped showing Latvia's hockey World Cup matches, eliminating both live broadcasts and replays.
The reason for this was the behavior of Latvian fans, who have stretched a banner with the Ukrainian flag and the inscription "Glory to Ukraine! Glory to Heroes!"
Note that Latvia lost to Team Canada in the semifinals. The match in Tampere, Finland, ended with a score of 4-2 .
Canadians will play "gold" of World Cup 2023 with Germany. The beginning at 20:10, Kiev time.