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Russian and Swedish Hockey Coaches Exchange Threats at World Championships

Tyler BrookeSenior Analyst IIDecember 21, 2016

The 2014 World Hockey Championships have been intense so far, but things got extra heated during a semifinal match between Russia and Sweden.

Near the end of the game, Russian head coach Oleg Znarok began yelling at Swedish assistant Rikard Gronborg while also giving a throat-slash gesture. Gronborg responded with some choice words of his own.

The Russian team won 3-1, but according to Finnish hockey writer Pekka Jalonen, the team will likely be without its head coach for the final game.

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