The teams which were ranked 3rd and 4th place in their groups for the group stage met today in the qualifying rounds.
As it stands, the match between Sweden and Italy ended with an Italian victory of 3-2. Goalie Gianluigi Rossa, Gregory Brian Alexis Leperdi, and Gianluca Cavaliere provided the Italian team with the opportunity to continue on and compete for 5th place. In the game between the Czech Republic and South Korea, Czech player Jiri Berger scored the only goal, and brought his team to victory as a result. On Friday, March 14th, Italy and the Czech Republic will play for 5th and 6th place in the tournament, and South Korea and Sweden will play each other for 7th and 8th place.