Only one former winner remains in the tournament as we progress to the semi-finals.
While Ukraine did a splendid job in the group stage, they were unable to follow up on it in the quarter-finals where they were simply overrun by Germany (insert ww2-joke yourself). 14-1 after the first 15 rounds left little room for surprises, and although they managed to grab 6 rounds before Germany closed the game, there was never any indication that Ukraine could turn it.
In the semi-finals Germany will meet Denmark, who had a likewise first half display against Switzerland. Although the Danes seemed quite uninspired and had some stupid decisions, they were still able to secure a 13-2 lead. However in the second half they almost threw the game away, as they played rather stupid - like the game was already won. It wasn't. In a magnificent fightback, Switzerland pulled level and forced the game in overtime. Denmark then got their game going again and took the overtime 4-2 for a final score of 19-17.
Norway is also through to the semifinals after overcoming a
UK-team without any trace of 4K. While the Brits fought well, they were never close to defeat the Vikings. Norway's opponent in the semi-finals will be Netherlands who washed the floor of de_nuke with Poland. 16-6 for the Dutch players and a chance to win their first Nations Cup.
The semi-finals will take place at Sunday, and the schedule looks like this:
| Team 1||vs.||Team 2||Date||Time|
|HOL||vs.||NOR||28/01/07|| 20:00 CET|
|DEN||vs.||GER||28/01/07|| 22:00 CET|