Win against next door neighbour – now they’re going for gold

Czech FbC Hradec Králové were up against Slovak Snipers Bratislava in a fast paced game on Saturday. The spectators witnessed some really nice goals from both teams. And now the Czechs are going for the gold medal.

It was clearly noticed that this year’s Gothia Innebandy Cup set a record in the number of participating nations during Saturday afternoon. When Slovak Snipers Bratislava were up against Czech FbC Hradec Králové in B16 group 6.

It was a game that offered high tempo and some nice goals. FbC Hradec Králové kicked of the game in the best way and quickly got a 0–3 lead. Even though they had a 1–3 lead in the end of first period, Daniel Kríz was not really satisfied.

– The first period was not so good, the second one were much better. We talked more with each other, did the right things and scored more goals, he says.

And they really scored some more goals.

The first minute of the second period offered three goals. Two goals for FbC Hradec Králové and one for Snipers Bratislava. But the Slovak team never came closer than 2–5.

The Czechs kept on going and was in full control of the game. The final result was 3–8 to FbC Hradec Králové.

– The Slovak team has not been so good previously. But the sport has grown there recently so now it’s tougher games, says Daniel Kríz.

Daniel Kríz, to the right, with teammate Filip Cáp, to the left, after the game against Snipers Bratislava.

The Czech team goes undefeated through the group stage and make their way to the A-finals. There they have a clear goal – to reach the final.

– It will be tough, the Swedish teams are good, but we also have a good team. It is our dream to win the tournament and sometimes dreams do come true, says Daniel Kríz.

The playoffs will kick off tomorrow, Sunday. Next up for FbC Hradec Králové is the round of sixteen.

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