Finland remains the U19 world champions as they defeated Sweden with 7-4.
The final in the U19 WFC 2017 in Växjö was going to be a classic one. The host nation Sweden got to face the champion from the last tournament, Finland. The Finish team started of the game best and won the first period convincingly with three goals against none. It should be mentioned that Justus Kainulainen showed his magnificent skills by scoring a beauty between his legs for Finland.
The Swedish team wasn’t giving up the final and started getting back in the game in the second period when Kasper Broby scored one in the top right corner to reduce Finland’s lead. Sweden ended up winning the second period by 3-2 and went to the second rest with the score 5-3 in favour of the Finish team.
Finland kept the distance from Sweden throughout the game and when Justus Kainulainen scored the 7-4 goal in the empty net the game was settled, Finland remains the U19 World floorball champions for another two years.
– We were focused in the game and I think we handled the game all the way, said man of the match Justus Kainulainen after the game.
Kasper Broby wasn’t pleased with the result after the game:
– No, we didn’t win the gold, he said when asked if he was happy with the tournament.
Players of the match
Finland: Justus Kainulainen
Sweden: Kasper Broby