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Olympic hockey: A look at the final 4 teams & what each needs to do to win gold

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The field is set. The United States, Canada, Sweden and Finland each were able to win their quarterfinals on Wednesday for a spot in the semifinals, and now sit one win away from playing for gold.

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The top four seeded teams after the preliminary round have all taken care of business to advance, with the semifinals set to be contested on Friday. All four will play for a medal this weekend, but Friday’s contests will determine if it will be for gold, or for bronze.

In the first semifinal matchup, Sweden will take on their Scandinavian rival Finland, in a rematch of the 2006 gold medal game.

In similar fashion, the United States will take on their North American rival Canada in Friday’s second semifinal matchup; a rematch of the 2010 gold medal game.

But who has the edge?

In truth, these are four vastly different teams, but any could win gold. Here’s a look at each of the four remaining countries and what it would take for them to win it all.



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