Finland won “its” World Cup against Canada in Tampere. The locals won 4-3 after overtime against the players at the Maple Leaf. It was only during extra time that the Finns were able to score the liberating goal thanks to Manninen.
Trailing 0-1, Finland managed to turn things around and take a 2-point lead in the third and final third. Jukka Jalonen’s men then thought they had done the hardest part, but the Canadians equalized 2 minutes from the end of the 3rd period to take the hosts into extra time.
It was striker Sakari Manninen who scored the decisive goal and freed the ice in the 67th minute. With this new title, Finland wins its 4th world crown after those obtained in 1995, 2011 and 2019, the first at home.
Filppula au triple gold club
Valtteri Filppula took advantage of this gold medal to join the triple gold club. The Geneva-Servette center has won the Stanley Cup, the Olympic gold medal and the world gold medal. He is the 30th member of this very select club and the first player from his country.