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SOCHI, February 17. /ITAR-TASS/. The players of the Russian national ice hockey team got infuriated at their failure to qualify for the quarterfinals of the Sochi Olympics directly, Yevgeny Medvedev, defenseman on the team, said after the training session.
So, the team will now have to play the qualification match against Norway, Medvedev noted. “We have spent much emotion in the game against the United States. And we were not lucky enough to beat the Slovak team within the regular time,” he said.
Regarding the upcoming game against Norway, the defenseman on the national team said: “We must exert ourselves to the utmost. Any Norwegian player can pose danger. We will heed what the coaches tell us and act as told.”
Russia-Norway match will be played in Sochi’s Bolshoi’s Ice Dome on February 18. The game starts at 16:30 Moscow time. The winner will qualify for the quarterfinals of the Sochi Olympics, to play against Finland.