Switzerland’s quest to become a medal-contending nation takes nation starts in just a few hours, as they face off with a familiar foe in Latvia for the right to advance to the quarterfinal. The two teams have already met once in these 2014 Winter Olympics, with Latvia pushing the Swiss to the bring of a loss.
Switzerland managed to score a goal with less than 10 seconds remaining though, and has remained one of the most defensively outstanding teams in this tournament so far.
They’ve pitched two 1-0 shutouts and lost to Sweden by that same final score. The Swiss is a team that could do some damage if they get into the quarterfinals, and that’s a trip that they’ll be looking to secure today. They can’t sleep on Latvia though—something that they already found out earlier in the tourney.
The Latvians have put up more of a fight than most pundits thought they would in Sochi, and this should be an interesting game between two nations that are looking to take a step forward in international play. For the Swiss, a victory is expected. For Latvia, a win would be among their biggest in Olympic history.
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Date: February 18
Start Time: 12:00 P.M. ET
Location: Sochi, Russia
TV Info: NBCSN
Live Stream: NBC Live Extra
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