Thousands of Slovakian hockey fans witnessed their national team’s 2:4 defeat to Finland at the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship fanzone in Bratislava on Saturday.
After a solid 4:1 win over the powerful USA team in their first match of the championship, hosts Slovakia scored the first goal in their game against Finland, who triumphed mainly thanks to a hat trick by forward Kaapo Kakko.
Both... Еще teams were placed in Group A, together with Canada, Denmark, Germany, France, the USA and the UK. Slovakia will next face Canada while Finland will play against the USA on Monday.
The 2019 IIHF World Ice Hockey Championship will take place in Slovakia from May 10 to 26, with matches in the country's capital Bratislava and the city of Kosice.