Our ice hockey women can only go to the Olympic Games in Beijing (February 4 to 20, 2022) via feet. The qualifying tournament for the China Games will take place there from Thursday to Sunday.
Germany has to play against Austria, Italy and Denmark. Only the first is there. Captain Julia Zorn (31): “It’s practically all or nothing.”
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In theory, Germany is a slight favorite. At the World Cup in Calgary (Canada) in August, Zorn and Co beat the Danes 3-1. Italy and Austria only play in the B World Cup.
But Zorn says: “A tournament format like this is something very special. It doesn’t help you whether you are further up the list in the world rankings or not. Everyone has a chance and that’s why everyone will put everything into it. The chances are the same for every team. “
But the striker, who became German champion for the eighth time this year with the ESC Planegg, has a clear goal: “That means: win every game.”
Because Zorn explains: “For every athlete who does his sport in the performance area, his lifelong dream is to be at the Olympic Games.” : “That’s brutally cool. I’ve tasted blood and definitely want to experience it again. “
Thursday: 5.15 p.m. Germany – Austria, 8.45 p.m .: Denmark – Italy.
Saturday: 12 p.m. Italy – Germany, 3:30 p.m. Denmark – Austria.
Sunday: 12 p.m. Germany – Denmark, 3.30 p.m. Austria – Italy.
All games live at Magenta Sport