After the historical victory over the Czech Republic, Austria’s national team had to accept a setback at the World Cup in Finland. One day after the 2-1 after penalty shooting against the top nation, the Austrians drew the loser with 3: 5 against Norway on Wednesday.
On Tuesday, Austria, which only participated in the tournament because of the exclusion of Russia and Belarus, provided a big surprise and his first World Cup victory against the Czech Republic after penalty shooting against the Czech Republic. Previously, the outsider had already brought a point against medal candidate USA unexpectedly.
Italy becomes a relegation candidate
In the German group in Helsinki, France narrowly prevented a defeat against Italy and prevailed 2-1 after extra time. The still winless Italy, like Kazakhstan, is becoming an relegation candidate.
The two worst teams in the groups will have to take part in the B World Cup next year. France also only plays at the A World Cup because Russia and Belarus had been excluded as a result of the Russian attack on Ukraine.