It would be hard to argue that the best team won, but by the end, Russia felt like the most deserving team. (1-1 game, 4-3 Russia on tiebreak penalties). I found it weirdly gratifying that Spain's strategy of boring Russia and us to death failed. I imagine that the results would have been rather different if my formula for resolving ties with 7 v. 7 play had been followed. The last save was amazing.
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