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2016 World Cup: Sweden vs Europe semifinal game thread, schedule, lines, and how to watch

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European talent will be on full display today, as Team Sweden takes on Team Europe in the second semifinal

World Cup Of Hockey 2016 - Team North America v Sweden Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images

Team Europe wasn’t given much of a chance to make noise in this tournament. They’re the oldest team, and to compound the issue the roster is composed of players from a plethora of countries.

After consecutive losses against the speedy Team North America in pre-tournament play, Team Europe was more or less classified as nonthreatening. However after a stunning 3-0 victory over the USA, and a gutsy 3-2 overtime win over the Czechs, Team Europe found themselves among the top four clubs in the tournament.

They’ll face Sweden today, the team that finished 1st in their group after wins over Russia and Finland. The Swedes are led by Nicklas Backstrom, Filip Forsberg, the Sedin twins on offense, whereas their defense is littered with an overabundance of NHL talent, including Erik Karlsson, Victor Hedman, and Oliver Ekman-Larsson.

The winner of this game will face Canada in a three game final.

The puck drops at 1:00 PM EDT, at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto.

How To Watch:

In Canada (French): TVA Sports

In Canada (English): CBC

In the United States: ESPN

Stream: Watch ESPN, GameCentre Live , CBC

Or you can watch on the stream embedded below:

Team Sweden projected lineup
Left Wing
Center
Right Wing
Daniel Sedin
Henrik Sedin
Loui Eriksson
Filip Forsberg
Nicklas Backstrom
Patric Hornqvist
Jakob Silfverberg Marcus Kruger Carl Hagelin
Gabriel Landeskog
Carl Soderberg Rickard Rakell
Left Defense
Right Defense
Victor Hedman
Erik Karlsson
Niklas Hjalmarsson Anton Stralman
Oliver Ekman-Larsson Mattias Ekholm
Goaltenders
Henrik Lundqvist
Jacob Markström
Team Europe Projected Lineup
Left Wing
Center
Right Wing
Tomas Tatar Anze Kopitar Marian Hossa
Marian Gaborik Frans Nielsen Mats Zuccarello
Nino Niederreiter Leon Draisaitl Tobias Reider
Thomas Vanek Pierre-Edouard Bellemare Jannik Hansen
Left Defense
Right Defense
Zdeno Chara Andrej Sekera
Roman Josi Dennis Seidenberg
Christian Ehrhoff Mark Streit
Goaltenders
Jaroslav Halak
Tomas Greiss