The Russian national team beat the Swedish team in the starting match of the World Hockey Championship
At first glance, it might seem that the Swedish team is playing at home. Scandinavians were nominal owners, and "Lanxess-Arena" was painted in yellow. However, the first impression is deceptive. Swedish fans sat in groups, and were not scattered throughout the 18-thousand arena, and bright sweaters stood out against the general background better than the red and blue uniform of the Russian national team.