The national team's head coach Johannes Lukas has left two men's spots open in the squad for the WC in Nove Mesto.

But when the EC began with a distance competition, none of the Swedes really took the chance.

All Swedes had at least two misses and the best was Malte Stefansson in eighth place.

He and Anton Ivarsson, who finished eleventh, stopped at two bars each.

Peppe Femling, Emil Nykvist and Viktor Brandt are all hoping for a WC place, but today they did not strengthen their shares as all three had five misses.

- It was probably a bit more complicated to take out two people today.

The three that you think the national team management chose between all have five bars, says Högberg.

The competition's sixth Swede, Henning Sjökvist, had two misses.

The victory went to Norwegian Vebjörn Sörum ahead of compatriots Johan-Olav Botn and Martin Uldal.

After them came two more Norwegians.