Sweden is chasing its eighth straight World Cup gold on the women's side and has had a dream start to the championship at home in Uppsala.

After a 22-3 victory against Slovakia and 20-0 against Germany, the third straight victory came in the big meeting with arch-rival Finland.

Sweden got off to a dream start and went from 3-0 in the first period, where the 3-0 goal was extra nice.

Blågult won the ball on their own half of the field, clap-clap-played until the offensive box where Klara Loneberg freely lifted the ball into goal.

- That is floorball candy, textbook example, said SVT's expert Anna Wijk.

At the same time, criticism was directed at Finland.

- Sweden comes out strong and does well, I am a little disappointed with Finland's first period, said Wijk, who was supported by expert colleague Mattias Samuelsson.

- I am surprised that Finland does not offer better resistance.

Sweden has been classes better in the first period.

Sweden continued to convince and increased to 7-1 in the second period, before Finland reduced twice at the beginning of the third in the pursuit of a turnaround.

But Sweden's victory was never threatened and now the quarterfinals await on Thursday 18.00 against the winner between Norway and Latvia who make it to the playoffs.

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