Towards the end of the first period, the fragrant bang began in the quarter-finals between Finland and Slovakia.

By then, the Slovaks had sent in two goals against the big favorite and the host nation.

However, the blue and white lions would return.

The 36-year-old forward Marko Anttila scored two very important goals, as he both reduced and equalized.

"No easy match"

In the last period, Finland finally decided to 4-2.

- It was not an easy match.

Slovakia was very good.

But we find a way to win.

We can be proud of ourselves tonight, says Antilla to SVT Sport.

At the same time, the USA won 3-0 against Switzerland.

It is thus ready for the semifinals.

On Saturday, Finland and the USA meet.

- It will be a tough challenge.

They play much like Slovakia.

We must be prepared, says Antilla.

The Czech Republic faces Canada.

The World Cup final is played on Sunday.