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2017 Winter Universiade. Russia W - Japan W

02.02.2017

On the 2nd of February, the Russian student women's national team will play their third 2017 Winter Universiade group stage match against Japan.

With Russia having breezed past the USA 7:1 in the first game, confidence should be high among the ranks. However, today's game promises to be a much tougher task. Despite their low status, Japan put on a spirited performance in their opening match of the tournament, losing to their American opponents 2:3 in a tight battle. Indeed, back in 2015, Japan ended up taking a bronze medal at the Universiade.

Remember that Russia are the reigning Universiade champions, after winning the 2015 final 3:0 against Canada. Head coach Alexei Chistyakov will be after another victory at this competition.

The Russia W - Japan W match will begin at 17:00 Moscow time. A live Match TV broadcast can be enjoyed here: 

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