China Too Strong for Croatia, Winner to be Decided in Last Two Matches

Ljubljana, 21 April - The Chinese national hockey team defeated Croatia 6:2 (1:1, 3:0, 2:1) in the first match of the fifth and final round played at the World Hockey Championships Division 1 on Saturday in Ljubljana. The remaining two matches of the final round (Kazakhstan vs Great Britain and Slovenia vs Estonia) scheduled for later on Saturday will decide which team qualifies in the elite group of national teams in hockey.

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