Joint Ice Hockey Team Falls Short of Quarterfinals After Losing to Sweden

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South and North Korean hockey players leave the rink after losing a match against Sweden in Gangneung, Gangwon Province on Monday. /Yonhap

Korea failed to advance to the quarterfinals in the women's ice hockey as it lost to Sweden 8-0 in its second match at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang on Monday.

The unified Korean team, which included three North Koreans, conceded four goals in the first period, one in the second and three in the third.

Sweden, ranked No. 5 in the world, outclassed Korea with great individual skills and scoring ability. South Korea is ranked 22nd, and the North is 25th.

Korea also suffered a loss in the first match against Switzerland last Saturday. It will face Japan on Wednesday for third place of the group. Japan also lost all its previous two matches.

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