PHOTO: Kazakhstan lost its first match in World Bandy Championship 02 февраля 2012, 23:18
- Found a bug?
- Select it and press Ctrl + Enter
On January 31 Kazakhstan national bandy team has lost its first match in World Bandy Championship that is being held in Almaty, Tengrinews.kz reports. The match against Sweden ended with the score of 1:9 in Medeu Sports Complex in the mountains near Almaty. Kazakhstan team tried to grip the lead from the first minutes of the match, but failed. Sweden team defended without errors and successfully used their own goal chances. As a result the first half of the match finished with the score of 5:0. Kazakhstan team managed to hit the Sweden gates once in the second half of the match. Sweden players replied with four goals soon. Earlier Kazakhstan won two matches in the tournament, by gaining a victory over Norway and the USA. As a result the national team coached by Alexey Nikishov secured a place in semi-finals of the Championship. On February 1, Kazakhstan team played against Russia, but also failed to win. “Kazakhstan players are stronger than Finland players and they play at home. Kazakhstan gathered the strongest team while participating in world championships,” Pavel Ryazantsev, Russian team's hockey player said before the match.