Czech\'s Lukas Kaspar, right, laughs after scoring a penalty, in front of the Finland bench, during the Play-Off Quarterfinal match between Finland and Czech Republic at the World Ice Hockey Championships in Cologne, Germany, on Thursday, May 20, 2010. Finland was defeated by the Czech Republic with 1-2 after penalties. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
COLOGNE, Germany - Sweden and the Czech Republic advanced to a semifinal showdown at the world hockey championship.
Sweden beat Denmark 4-2 in their quarter-final game Thursday.
The Czech Republic bot past Finland 2-1 in a shootout with goalie Tomas Vokoun stopping 29 shots and forcing two penalty misses.
Later on Thursday, Russia takes on Canada while Germany faces off against Switzerland.