Latvia against the hockey giants?

USA, Sweden, Austria and… Latvia?

I mean, come on, does Latvia have any chance of getting out of the play-offs in the upcoming ice hockey world championship in Switzerland? No offense, but the recent years have not seen any progress in Latvian hockey and I doubt strongly they will have smooth skating against Americans and Swedes.

Now, Austria has not been shown much skills either, being ranked 17th, according to the pre-champ ranking board (Latvia is on the 12th place for now). So there’s hope for the Latvian ice hockey team. It would be hard for them to beat USA and Sweden, very possible to beat Austria, but apart from the noisy fans popularity, Latvians are known to provide surprises, which can be both good news and bad news.

Anyway, go, Latvia!

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